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Barefoot Gen, Volume One: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima - Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman, Project Gen
Barefoot Gen, Volume One: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
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This harrowing story of Hiroshima was one of the original Japanese manga series. New and unabridged, this is an all-new translation of the author's first-person experiences of Hiroshima and its aftermath, is a reminder of the suffering war brings to innocent people. Its emotions and experiences... show more
This harrowing story of Hiroshima was one of the original Japanese manga series. New and unabridged, this is an all-new translation of the author's first-person experiences of Hiroshima and its aftermath, is a reminder of the suffering war brings to innocent people. Its emotions and experiences speak to children and adults everywhere. Volume one of this ten-part series details the events leading up to and immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780867196023 (0867196025)
Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: はだしのゲン (中公文庫―コミック版) (#1)
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Barefoot Gen, Volume 1
I'm still new to this genre, so I'm not entirely comfortable with all the terms. What exactly is a graphic novel? Comic books aren't considered graphic novels, so where is the line drawn? Barefoot Gen has the look of a daily comic, but feels more like a graphic novel, so what is it? My worry that I'...
SJane
SJane rated it
I bought this for my son and thought I'd give it a whirl, too. The story is very powerful and engrossing. The comic format increases that power, I think, because of the exaggerated visuals that bring across the physical impact of the war. This is a moving family story told from a boy's point of view...
gavingrant
gavingrant rated it
5.0 Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
This is truly a groundbreaking work and odd to read in 2010. I lived near a nuclear submarine base as a teenager so we always figured that when (not if) the bomb was dropped we'd get it pretty soon. Which was a relief. Of course we also knew that it was unlikely we'd be "lucky" enough to be killed s...
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