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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: KOREA AUTOBIO GEN2019
Title: Grass
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Personal name: Gendry-Kim, Keum Suk (author) and Hong, Janet (translator)
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015082 checked in 2024-02-10 14:08:29

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Autobiographical
International Standard Book Number: 9781770463622
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn and Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2019
Other physical details: softcover, paperback, black and white interior
Summary, etc. note: This true story of a Korean comfort woman documents how the atrocity of war devastates women’s lives Grass is a powerful antiwar graphic novel, telling the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War―a disputed chapter in twentieth-century Asian history. Beginning in Lee’s childhood, Grass shows the lead-up to the war from a child’s vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Koreans. Keum Suk Gendry-Kim emphasizes Lee’s strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced. Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee’s memories. The cartoonist Gendry-Kim’s interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architecture of this powerful nonfiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee’s wartime suffering changed her. Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace.
Expansion of summary note: Korea, Korean, women, sexual abuse, war, trauma, mature, Japan, Japanese, colonialism, Asian, history, 1900s, interview, mental health, coming of age, childhood, BIPOC, people of colour, memoir, own voices
Source of acquisition: Rotem Diamant
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: October, 2019
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