9781442207486-1442207485-Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen (Asian Voices)

Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen (Asian Voices)

ISBN-13: 9781442207486
ISBN-10: 1442207485
Edition: Reprint
Author: Keiji, Nakazawa
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 214 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781442207486
ISBN-10: 1442207485
Edition: Reprint
Author: Keiji, Nakazawa
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 214 pages

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Acknowledged authors Keiji, Nakazawa wrote Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen (Asian Voices) comprising 214 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1442207485 and 9781442207486. Since then Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen (Asian Voices) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.08 or rent at the marketplace.

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This compelling autobiography tells the life story of famed manga artist Nakazawa Keiji. Born in Hiroshima in 1939, Nakazawa was six years old when on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb. His gritty and stunning account of the horrific aftermath is powerfully told through the eyes of a child who lost most of his family and neighbors. In eminently readable and beautifully translated prose, the narrative continues through the brutally difficult years immediately after the war, his art apprenticeship in Tokyo, his pioneering "atomic-bomb" manga, and the creation of Barefoot Gen, the classic graphic novel based on Nakazawa's experiences before, during, and after the bomb.

This first English-language translation of Nakazawa's autobiography includes twenty pages of excerpts from Barefoot Gen to give readers who don't know the manga a taste of its power and scope. A recent interview with the author brings his life up to the present. His trenchant hostility to Japanese imperialism, the emperor and the emperor system, and U.S. policy adds important nuance to the debate over Hiroshima. Despite the grimness of his early life, Nakazawa never succumbs to pessimism or defeatism. His trademark optimism and activism shine through in this inspirational work.

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