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A drifting life

Author: Yoshihiro Tatsumi; Adrian Tomine; Taro Nettleton
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly, Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed., Apr. 2009View all editions and formats
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"Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye--originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever--the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today's graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Romans graphiques
Autobiographies
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Translations
Bildungsromans
Translations into English
Named Person: Yoshihiro Tatsumi; Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yoshihiro Tatsumi; Adrian Tomine; Taro Nettleton
ISBN: 9781897299746 1897299745
OCLC Number: 271432638
Notes: First pub. under title: A drifting life in Gekiga.
Edited, designed and lettered by Adrian Tomine--T.p. verso.
Translated by Taro Nettleton--T.p. verso.
Awards: Winner of Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Reality-Based) 2010
Winner of Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (U.S. Ed. Inter. Mat-Asia) 2010
Description: 855 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

Abstract:

"Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye--originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever--the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today's graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making, beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka, growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II. Spanning fifteen years from August of 1945 to June of 1960, Tatsumi's stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, manga artist Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Apollo's Song, Ode to Kirihito, Buddha)--with whom Tatsumi eventually became peers and, at times, stylistic rivals"--Publisher's web site.
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"In the hands of a talent like Tatsumi . . . hidden worlds are excavated and dark corners of the human condition illuminated." --Bookforum on Yoshihiro Tatsumi"His nakedly personal work, created when Read more...

 
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