The Push Man, and Other Stories

The Push Man, and Other Stories

Graphic Novel - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of short stories by Japan's master of the "alternative comic" explores a wide range of contemporary issues, from overcrowding to urban angst to modern sexuality. Mature.

McMillan Palgrave
A collection of short stories from the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics.

Legendary cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi is the grandfather of alternative manga for the adult reader. Predating the advent of the literary graphic novel movement in the United States by thirty years, Tatsumi created a library of literary comics that draws parallels with modern prose fiction and today's alternative comics.

Designed and edited by one of today's most popular cartoonists, Adrian Tomine, The Push Man and Other Stories is the debut volume in a groundbreaking new series that collects Tatsumi's short stories about Japanese urban life. Tatsumi's stories are simultaneously haunting, disturbing, and darkly humorous, commenting on the interplay between an overwhelming, bustling, crowded modern society and the troubled emotional and sexual life of the individual.


Holtzbrinck
A collection of short stories from the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics.

Legendary cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi is the grandfather of alternative manga for the adult reader. Predating the advent of the literary graphic novel movement in the United States by thirty years, Tatsumi created a library of literary comics that draws parallels with modern prose fiction and today's alternative comics.

Designed and edited by one of today's most popular cartoonists, Adrian Tomine, The Push Man and Other Stories is the debut volume in a groundbreaking new series that collects Tatsumi's short stories about Japanese urban life. Tatsumi's stories are simultaneously haunting, disturbing, and darkly humorous, commenting on the interplay between an overwhelming, bustling, crowded modern society and the troubled emotional and sexual life of the individual.


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, literary short stories about the private lives of everyday people. He has 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. The first in a chronological, multi-volume series, The Push Man and Other Stories is an eye-opening introduction to the provocative and profound comics of a modern master.

Publisher: Montréal, QC : Drawn & Quarterly, 2005
Edition: First hard cover edition
Copyright Date: ©1969
ISBN: 9781896597850
1896597858
Branch Call Number: GN Tatsumi, Y 2005
Characteristics: 202 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Oniki, Yuji
Tomine, Adrian 1974-

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kwsmith
Dec 03, 2017

Haunting and disturbing, this novel explores the darker side of everyday people living and working in a large Japanese city. It seems that Yoshihiro Tatsumi is an older Japanese version of Adrian Tomine.

vespathekid Jan 30, 2012

A great graphic novel of short tales. Vibrant tales and great images. Worth a read along with all of Tatsumi's work.

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Jul 01, 2012

Thirty years before the advent of the literary graphic novel movement in the United States, Yoshihiro Tatsumi created a library of comics that draws parallels to modern prose fiction and today’s alternative comics. The stories collected in The Push Man are simultaneously haunting, disturbing, and darkly humorous. A lone man travels the country, projecting pornographic films for private individuals while attempting to maintain a normal home life. The lives of two men become intertwined when one hires the other to observe his sexual escapades through a telescope. An auto mechanic’s obsession with a female TV personality turns fatal after a chance meeting between the two.

Source: Drawn & Quarterly

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