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A drifting life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

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A drifting life
Title
A drifting life
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Yoshihiro Tatsumi
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"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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Summary
A monumental memoir twenty years in the making begins with the Japanese cartoonist's experiences as a child growing up in Osaka, in a country burdened by the shadows of World War II, and spans fifteen years from August 1945 to June 1960, during which time his stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan
Award
  • Eisner Awards, Best Reality-Based Work, 2010.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2009.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
315793
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
Dewey number
741.5/952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6790.J33
LC item number
T38 2009
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1974-
  • 1935-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tomine, Adrian
  • Nettleton, Taro
  • Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
  • Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartoonists
  • Japan
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Manners and customs
  • Japan
  • Tecknade serier
  • Manga
Target audience
adult
Label
A drifting life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi
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Copyright
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn271432638
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed., Apr. 2009.
Extent
855 pages
Isbn
9781897299746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)271432638
Label
A drifting life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn271432638
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed., Apr. 2009.
Extent
855 pages
Isbn
9781897299746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)271432638

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