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By Nakazawa Keiji,Richard H. Minear

This compelling autobiography tells the existence tale of famed manga artist Nakazawa Keiji. Born in Hiroshima in 1939, Nakazawa was once six years previous whilst on August 6, 1945, the us dropped the atomic bomb. His gritty and wonderful account of the awful aftermath is powerfully instructed in the course of the eyes of a kid who misplaced such a lot of his kin and buddies. In eminently readable and fantastically translated prose, the narrative maintains throughout the brutally tough years instantly after the battle, his artwork apprenticeship in Tokyo, his pioneering "atomic-bomb" manga, and the construction of Barefoot Gen, the vintage picture novel according to Nakazawa's reviews sooner than, in the course of, and after the bomb.

This first English-language translation of Nakazawa's autobiography contains twenty pages of excerpts from Barefoot Gen to provide readers who have no idea the manga a style of its energy and scope. a up to date interview with the writer brings his lifestyles as much as the current. His trenchant hostility to eastern imperialism, the emperor and the emperor method, and U.S. coverage provides very important nuance to the controversy over Hiroshima. regardless of the grimness of his youth, Nakazawa by no means succumbs to pessimism or defeatism. His trademark optimism and activism shine via during this inspirational work.

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