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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 2023-09-08 16:49:56

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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, comfort women, war, antiwar, women, sexual slavery, sexual assault, trauma, rape, mature, Japan, Japanese, Japanese Imperial Army, Japanese occupation, Asian history, 20th century, 20th century Asian history, interviews, mental health, coming of age, childhood, heavy brushwork, wartime suffering, BIPOC, people of colour, Asian, memoir, biography, own voices
Source of acquisition: Rotem Diamant
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: October, 2019
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