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Project Gen (Organization)

Overview
Works: 15 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 1,984 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  History  Graphic novels  Historical fiction  War stories  Personal narratives  Fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 940.5425
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Most widely held works by Project Gen (Organization)
Barefoot Gen : a cartoon story of Hiroshima by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An all-new, unabridged translation of Keiji Nakazawa's account of the Hiroshima bombing and its aftermath, drawn from his own experiences. In this memoir, six year old Gen has lived practically his entire life in the shadow of war, yet he is not prepared for the horrors which follow. The graphic novel provide an honest and emotional portrayal of the various struggles of his family and other survivors against overwhelming odds. Introductory essays adding additional information
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this graphic depiction of nuclear devastation, three survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima--Gen, his mother, and his baby sister--face rejection, hunger, and humiliation in their search for a place to live
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fifth volume in the "Barefoot Gen" series, this is the powerful, tragic story of the bombing of Hiroshima, seen through the eyes of the artist as a young boy growing up in Japan. Focusing not only on the effects of the bombing, Barefoot Gen also examines the ethical dilemmas faced by a peace-loving family in a highly militarized culture
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume resumes 9 days after the bomb, as Gen and his mother continue to struggle for food, water, and shelter amid chaos and vast human suffering. Though confronted with the most despicable aspects of humankind, Gen acts with love and compassion
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"By volume seven, Gen has grown old enough to think about the legacy of the victims of the atomic bombing. Picking up from volume six, the story opens with Gen searching for a printer willing to publish an eyewitness account of the bombing written by 'Papa, ' the journalist who serves as a father figure to Gen's war orphan friends. By hook and crook Gen and Ryuta manage to get the book printed and distributed, only to arouse the wrath of U.S. Army censors, who teach them a hard lesson about the politics of memory. Meanwhile, Gen's brother Koji returns home at last, only to find that their mother is on her deathbed"--P. [4] of cover
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Volume eight opens in 1950. Gen is now in middle school, where he meets both a progressive-minded schoolteacher at odds with his conservative superiors, and a brilliant but cynical classmate who challenges the teacher's-- and Gen's-- values at every turn. Gen also finds himself confronting the corrosive effects of drugs and the arms industry on postwar Hiroshima society. With the Korean War offering new business opportunities, a new generation of death merchants holds sway in Japan. Gen, his mentor, and peace-minded citizens are forced to struggle against red-baiting school officials, violent nationalists, and government censorship" -- p. [4] of cover
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The year is 1953. Now an apprentice sign painter, Gen has become a skilled artist, while his friends run a thriving dressmaking business. Gen falls in love for the first time, but fails to notice that a good friend has been caught in the clutches of drug addiction. Heartbreak and loss await Gen as the atomic bomb continues to wreak havoc on the lives of people in Hiroshima years after the fact. Yet these tragedies also inspire Gen to make the big move to Tokyo to pursue his career as an artist"--Cover p. [4]
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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"--P. [4] of cover
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume six of a series of graphic novels based on the artist's experience of the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This captivating 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, 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
Barefoot Gen. the day after : a cartoon story of Hiroshima by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The day after by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this graphic depiction of nuclear devastation, three survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima--Gen, his mother, and his baby sister--face rejection, hunger, and humiliation in their search for a place to live
Barefoot Gen : hadashi no Gen by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Barefoot Gen : the day after by Keiji Nakazawa ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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