9781770463981-1770463984-The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud

The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud

ISBN-13: 9781770463981
ISBN-10: 1770463984
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Tsurita, Kuniko
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781770463981
ISBN-10: 1770463984
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Tsurita, Kuniko
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tsurita, Kuniko wrote The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud comprising 384 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1770463984 and 9781770463981. Since then The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.06 or rent at the marketplace.

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The work of a visionary and iconoclastic feminist cartoonist―available in English for the first time

The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud collects the best short stories from Kuniko Tsurita’s remarkable career. While the works of her male peers in literary manga are widely reprinted, this formally ambitious and poetic female voice is like none other currently available to an English readership. A master of the comics form, expert pacing and compositions combined with bold characters are signature qualities of Tsurita's work.

Tsurita’s early stories “Nonsense” and “Anti” provide a unique, intimate perspective on the bohemian culture and political heat of late 1960s and early ‘70s Tokyo. Her work gradually became darker and more surreal under the influence of modern French literature and her own prematurely failing health. As in works like “The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud” and “Max,” the gender of many of Tsurita's strong and sensual protagonists is ambiguous, marking an early exploration of gender fluidity. Late stories like "Arctic Cold" and "Flight" show the artist experimenting with more conventional narrative modes, though with dystopian themes that extend the philosophical interests of her early work.

An exciting and essential gekiga collection, The Sky is Blue with a Single Cloud is translated by the comics scholar Ryan Holmberg and includes an afterword cowritten by Holmberg and manga editor Mitsuhiro Asakawa delineating Tsurita's importance and historical relevance.

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