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Barefoot Gen : a cartoon story of Hiroshima

Author: Keiji Nakazawa; Project Gen (Organization); Dadakai (Organization)
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Last Gasp of San Francisco, [1999?]-
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States. Starting a few months before that event, his ten-volume saga Barefoot Gen shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. In Volume Nine, Gen continues to confront one setback  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Comic books, strips, etc
History
Graphic novels
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keiji Nakazawa; Project Gen (Organization); Dadakai (Organization)
ISBN: 0867194502 9780867194500 0867194510 9780867194517 0867194529 9780867194524
OCLC Number: 53375695
Notes: Translation of: Hadashi no Gen.
Vol. 2- translated by Dadakai and Project Gen.
First serialized in Japan 1972-1973. English translation originally published: Philadelphia : New Society Publishers, 1987-
Some vols. previously issued: San Francisco : Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, e.g. v. 4, 1994.
Description: volumes <1-3> : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: V. 1. [Without special title] --
v. 2. The day after --
v. 3. Life after the bomb --
v. 4. Out of the ashes --
v. 5. The never-ending war --
v. 6. Writing the truth --
v. 7. Bones into dust --
v. 8. Merchants of death --
v. 9. Breaking down borders --
v. 10. Never give up.
Other Titles: Hadashi no Gen.
Responsibility: Keiji Nakazawa ; translated by Project Gen.

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"Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States. Starting a few months before that event, his ten-volume saga Barefoot Gen shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. In Volume Nine, Gen continues to confront one setback after another -- the loss of his home, the death of a friend -- when a chance encounter gives new direction to his life. An impoverished but talented artist takes Gen under his wing and teaches him to paint. Inspired by the artist's assertion that 'art has no borders, ' Gen vows to become an artist himself, and takes a job as apprentice to a local poster painter. Despite merciless bullying from his boss and the older apprentices, Gen perseveres in the pursuit of his new calling"--Page 4 of cover.

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