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Manga History as a Manga Character: The Gekiga Movement's Role in Tatsumi Yoshihiro's A Drifting Life
World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Jon P. Holt, Portland State University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
11-4-2014
Subjects
  • Cartoonists -- Japan -- Biography,
  • Graphic novels
Disciplines
Abstract

Why is manga history so important in Tatsumi's manga biography? Is A Drifting Life an autobiography, or, is it a history of the Japanese comic books, particularly the "mature-audience" gekiga sub-genre? Both? Neither? How do the narratives of history and self intertwine? How should we read the gekiga (dramatic pictures) in this manga?

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Presented at Clackamas Community College

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12901
Citation Information
Jon P. Holt. "Manga History as a Manga Character: The Gekiga Movement's Role in Tatsumi Yoshihiro's A Drifting Life" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jon_holt/11/