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Gen Barrevoets in Hiroshima: Een nieuw bestaan (はだしのゲン (中公文庫―コミック版) #3)

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Hartverscheurende getuigenis van Keiji Nakazawa, die de atoomaanval van 6 augustus 1945 op Hiroshima overleefde. In dit derde deel (van tien) verzamelt Gen al zijn moed om op de puinhopen een nieuw bestaan op te bouwen met zijn moeder en pasgeboren zusje. Ondanks alle problemen nemen ze een weesjongen in het gehavende gezin op. Tijdens zijn zoektocht naar werk is Gen er ge ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published by Xtra (first published 1973)
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Volumes 1 & 2 were powerful; Volume 3, while good, does not measure up to the other two.

The author shows that those unaffected by the bomb in Hiroshima cruelly shunned those suffering from its effects. They didn't know about radiation but they could see its painful and imminently lethal effects. The problems of disposing of the dead and problems the living have in finding food and shelter are shown. As in volumes 1 & 2 there is a lot on the food shortage. . The author shows are some ruse
Chris Blocker
Mar 02, 2016 Chris Blocker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third book in the Barefoot Gen series, Life After the Bomb continues the horrific tale of post-nuclear Hiroshima and how one boy lived through it all. Trials abound in this third volume, the most memorable of which involves a new character, Seiji, whom Gen is given charge of. Life After the Bomb brings back some of the comic mischief that dominated the first volume and detracts, whether positively or negatively, from the grim story.

Life After... is a welcome addition to the Barefoot Gen stor
Dec 06, 2012 Joshua rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this story was sad because it was all about the atomic bomb Japan had. When the bomb exploded family's were lost and people became poor so that they were't able to feed their own child. Another sad thing was that no one would share them any pod or help them on anything they had. Other than that the story was happy.
Again, a good volume. The touching story continues, and this is not necessarily any less good than the previous volumes. However, I am becoming a bit tired of all the "extremeness" of how people's behaviour are being portrayed. People scream, shout, vomit in gigantic sprays, punches and slaps each other brutally. Perhaps it is something I fail to appreciate with manga, but personally it's becoming a bit too exhausting, and too removed from reality, at this point.
I read it all in one sitting thou
Sep 06, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On to volume three. Here, Gen and his mother find themselves allowed to return to his mother's friend's house and live in her shed, which they fix up to be in livable condition. Still struggling to find enough food, Gen gets a job taking care of Seiji, an A-bomb victim who had dreams of becoming a painter and whose family doesn't want to go near him for fear of catching his "disease."

Gen rescues Ryuta, a boy from the previous volume whom Gen thought looked like his dead brother Shinji. After Ja
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Gen's family suffers more hardships indicative of most Hiroshima bombing survivors.

In this volume, Gen learns that people outside Hiroshima are not sympathetic to survivors. On the contrary, most are cruel and heartless.

Sorrow is heaped on Gen and his family, and while he sometimes wants to break down, he remains strong. At the end of the book, Gen is once again reminded of his father's words, "You boys must grow up just like this wheat. No matter how often you get stepped on, keep growing str
Jan 29, 2016 Deidre rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It became a bit repetitive toward the end, but it was still informative and entertaining. These have been difficult to find, so I'm always happy when I'm able to read another installment.
Aug 13, 2015 Orion rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Barefoot Gen: Life After The Bomb is volume three of a 10 volume series. The atom bomb has been dropped on Hiroshima, destroying most of the city, killing many people, and causing others to become sick with radiation sickness. Gen's hair is falling out from radiation exposure. He, his mother, and his newborn sister have to leave to survive. His mother can think of only one person to turn to, Kiyo, her childhood friend in the town of Eba. But the people of Eba are afraid the Hiroshima survivors h ...more
Teguh Affandi
Aug 24, 2016 Teguh Affandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pada bagian tiga, kita akan disuguhi drama pasca bom Hiroshima. masih dengan drama-drama kematian, kelaparan, dan tentu drama bagaimana orang dikucilkan. Dalam bagian ini Gen bertemu dengan seniman Seiji yang terpaksa menjadi bahan cemoohan keluarga, tetangga, bahkan dikucilkan di kamar sendirian dengan doa agar lekas mati. Seiji terkena bom atom dan skearan terkapar dengan luka nanah dan belatung. Gen diupah 3 yen (kala itu senilai 45 dolar) sehari untuk membersihkan luka, belatung, dan melatan ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Lastik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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una nueva muestra de todas las consecuencias de la II Guerra Mundial en un Japón ocupado por el ejercito norteamericano. Pero con unos personajes muy optimista a pesar de que la vida (y la suerte) casi nunca está de su parte, y se las hace pasar muy mal.

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Jan 03, 2008 Brandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Similar to volume 2, this is an important book to have read, but that's not the same as it being a good book. (I read volumes 2 & 3 back-to-back, so much of my thoughts on volume 2 apply to volume 3, as well.)
Nov 03, 2009 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By now I am totally in love with Gen. He is such a great person. His love for his family and his resolve to survive is remarkable.
Glad to see Gen surviving what is left of the deflated and chaotic post-war era of Japan...

Still tough goings on...
Carol Storm
Imagine Dennis the Menace beating up on his pal Joey for 300 pages while Mr. Wilson vomits blood and screams about his hideous burns while Margaret steals food for her dying mother.

The problem is, no matter how politically correct you are, after a while this whole story line starts to seem comically over the top, badly written, badly drawn, and just plain embarrassing. Good old Gen is still on the edge of starvation, still bald from radiation sickness, and still able t run down bullies and beat
Feb 10, 2016 Derek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This third volume continues to crank up the 'extremes' of emotion and delves into the absurd. I am fascinated by the author's direction of this story in the volume, which, although familiar by now, takes a very sharp turn into strangeness. Can an autobiography have fantastic elements? How much of this story can we take at face value, especially considering the age of the narrator and the imperfection of recalling the past? Things just keep on getting more and more bleak as Gen continues on his y ...more
Mar 21, 2016 Helena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Copy/pasted from book 1.

Important and striking.
Would be a very useful tool with teaching youths about the war.
Not particularly deeply moving to me personally as there was no new information and the horrors of war and of this bomb are less shocking to me now. But still, I felt I should read this as I never had.

I read all 4 my friend owned in less than a couple hours, but it looks pricey and difficult to source 5-10, so I may never get the chance to finish it. I would if I could though. Definit
Dec 27, 2012 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the introduction to this volume of the Gen saga, Jun Ishiko, a Japanese literary critic, mentions that the original Gen series was cancelled midway through the series, and that it was some time before the various installments were published together in book format, implying this was due to an attempt to supress it because of its content - and that might have been at least part of the reason. But I have to wonder if part of the reason was, they just didn't think it was all that good - because ...more
Aug 30, 2016 Dewi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Volume ketiga menuturkan relasi Gen dengan Seiji, seorang seniman yang terasingkan dari keluarganya. Gen merawat Seiji dengan imbalan 3 yen. Gen juga mengajak Ryuta untuk tinggal bersama keluarga mereka. Gen mewakili harapan dengan menjadi sosok yang masih mau peduli akan nasib orang lain. Sikap yang langka di masa yang serba kekurangan. Hiroshima pasca bom atom menjadi neraka yang sebenarnya untuk korban yang selamat. Ditolak, dicurigai, dianggap tidak ada oleh penduduk kota lain.
Jan 26, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you, Mary, for introducing me to this series. There's nothing easy about reading it. I'm still reeling from the images and from the horrors that people endured immediately following the bomb. Most disturbing was how bomb victims were treated by family and strangers. In no way do I judge other people's actions. Just the opposite - it informs me just how terrible the nuclear bomb was.
Jun 05, 2009 Loyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I've been reading Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen and the single-issue version (I Saw It) since the 1970's (it began in 1973). I revisit it whenever I stumble upon a volume in a used book store, that is to say, rarely. In my humble opinion, Barefoot Genis what graphic novels should be about. It's the story of the WWII atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima, the aftermath and devastating effects on Nakazawa's family.

It has the immediacy, deceptively simple artwork, the personal and historical detail of Art Spiege
Libros Prestados
Jan 03, 2016 Libros Prestados rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poco queda ya que no haya dicho de este manga.

Añadiré que me ha gustado más este tercer volumen que el segundo, y ello porque en este volumen las partes de humor infantil se reducen y vuelven las crónicas sobre las primeras horas de supervivencia en Hiroshima tras el estallido de la bomba. Además, se van desarrollando las consecuencias de la ocupación americana en Japón, como las torturas a prisioneros o la censura a cualquier crítica al gobierno de ocupación o a la bomba atómica, y se habla del
Jan 01, 2015 Dustyloup rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
story is still compelling but so horrible. the way that people treated each other was so demoralizing - I thought that rejecting people in need was a Western specialty. however, the books do a good job of explaining what was happening historically - Emperor Hiro Hito's discourse for ex. - so we understand that this is a nation in shock.
Oct 15, 2009 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I went to the local "foreigners information center" here in Wakayama and took a bunch of books without checking them out. I think I totally had a weird juvenile delinquent moment, and.... I am reading these slowly and going to try to return them, like some stealth move on that show Moonlighting from the 1980's. I love reading about 6 year old Gen and how his child mind perceives the events of the bombing of Hiroshima. Right now his sister is slowly dying because she can not/will not breast feed, ...more
Feb 12, 2016 Soraia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Assim como os volumes anteriores, esse aqui é igualmente triste. Ainda se passa semanas após a queda da bomba e o foco fica em contar como os sobreviventes sofriam desprezo e preconceito das próprias famílias, que se recusavam a cuidar deles e torciam para que morressem logo.

Gen acaba sendo contratado para cuidar de um desses sobreviventes, já que a família se recusa até a chegar perto do quarto dele. Ele fará isso em troca de dinheiro a princípio, mas vai desenvolvendo um relacionamento tão leg
May 04, 2009 Janaye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I love these comics because of how raw they are. There is no sugar coating of how horrible things were for the survivors of the A-Bomb and this is an excellent work. I think putting it into a graphic novel is more horrifying then just reading because the pictures are so gruesome.

However, for the price they really should be longer. It took me less then a day to get through this one and I probably will just get the rest from the library because I can't afford to pay so much for a graphic novel tha
Oct 06, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read a couple of other parts of this story over the years. The author pulls no punches about the impact of war on ordinary people.
Ironically, I happened to pick this up yesterday, the day the pilot of the Enola Gay died.
"Barefoot Gen" is a ten-part series based on the author's and author's friends experiences surviving the Hiroshima A-bomb attack. I can't say it any better than the back of the book: "the powerful, tragic, autobiographical story of the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath, seen through the eyes of the artist as a young boy growing up in Japan." I read this in one afternoon. I couldn't put it down. I didn'
Sarah Schanze
Another good volume, but still heavy stuff! I'm pretty curious how this goes for eleven volumes.
Rafaela Souza
Jan 11, 2015 Rafaela Souza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O sofrimento de Gen e sua mae parece que nunca vai ter fim, depois da bomba os sobreviventes de Hiroshima sao deixados a propria sorte e hostilizados.
Mar 08, 2016 Gema rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Repetitivo. No aporta demasiado tras el volumen 2
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He was born in Hiroshima and was in the city when it was destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945. All of his family members who had not evacuated died as a result of the explosion after they became trapped under the debris of their house, except for his mother, as well as an infant sister who died several weeks afterward. In 1961, Nakazawa moved to Tokyo to become a full-time cartoonist, and produced ...more
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Other Books in the Series

はだしのゲン (中公文庫―コミック版) (7 books)
  • Barefoot Gen, Volume One: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
  • Barefoot Gen, Volume Two: The Day After
  • Barefoot Gen, Volume Four: Out of the Ashes
  • Barefoot Gen, Volume Five: The Never-Ending War (Paperback)
  • Barefoot Gen, Volume Six: Writing the Truth
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