Abandon the Old in Tokyo

Abandon the Old in Tokyo

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" These stories get under your skin and invite rereading." " - BookForum """ "Abandon the Old in Tokyo "is the second in a three-volume series that collects the short stories of Japanese cartooning legend Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Designed and edited by Adrian Tomine, the first volume, "The Push Man and Other Stories," debuted to much critical acclaim and rightfully placed Tatsumi as a legendary precursor to the North American graphic-novel movement. "Abandon the Old in Tokyo "continues to delve into the urban underbelly of 1960s Tokyo, exposing not only the seedy dealings of the Japanese everyman but Tatsumi' s maturation as a story writer.

McMillan Palgrave
"These stories get under your skin and invite rereading." ­-BookForum

Abandon the Old in Tokyo is the second in a three-volume series that collects the short stories of Japanese cartooning legend Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Designed and edited by Adrian Tomine, the first volume, The Push Man and Other Stories, debuted to much critical acclaim and rightfully placed Tatsumi as a legendary precursor to the North American graphic-novel movement. Abandon the Old in Tokyo continues to delve into the urban underbelly of 1960s Tokyo, exposing not only the seedy dealings of the Japanese everyman but Tatsumi's maturation as a story writer.


Blackwell North Amer
Over four decades ago, Yoshihiro Tatsumi expanded the horizons of comics story telling by using the visual language of manga to tell gritty, literacy short stories about the private lives of everyday people. he had been called "the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics" and has influenced generations of cartoonists, but, until now, the majority of his work has remained unavailable outside of Japan. By turns poetic, comical, and deeply unsettling, Abandon the Old in Tokyo is a collection of unforgettable short stories from the modern master.

Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2006
ISBN: 9781894937870
1894937872
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC TATSU...Y
Additional Contributors: Oniki, Yuji
Tomine, Adrian 1974-

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coop_zero
Feb 02, 2017

A dark look Japan in the 1970s through a series of short stories. I highly recommend it as it is unlike anything I have ever come across.

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ClaireM_W
Feb 13, 2013

Dark in the way Japanese authors can be; as in a brutally honest look at our less noble urges.

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Renzer
Jul 01, 2012

Abandon the Old in Tokyo continues to delve into the urban underbelly of 1960s Tokyo, exposing not only the seedy dealings of the Japanese everyman but Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s maturation as a storywriter. Many of the stories deal with the economic hardships of the time and the strained relationships between men and women, but do so by means of dark allegorical twists and turns.
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