Kappalab, arrival in the new book Ghibli And you how you will live? of Genzaburo Yoshino


Published on Jul 17, 2019


Will arrive in November in the library, And you how you will live? (Kimi-tachi wa Do Ikiru ka), the novel by Genzaburo Yoshino from which Hayao Miyazaki has taken his next animated film.

The book (15 x 21, 256 pp., Euro 15) can also already be purchased online in advance, will be delivered at the end of the Summer.

Junichi Konda is a student of the second year of middle orphan of father. Nicknamed the “Coper” – after being compared to Copernicus for his ability to look around without be considered as the centre of the universe –, the boy learns to think with his own head thanks to the advice of his uncle.
With friends Mizutani (his buddy since elementary school), Kitami (from heart of gold, but by the character movement) and Urakawa (mocked by peers for his modest social backgrounds) decide to stand up to the bullies of the school. But maintaining the commitment may prove to be more difficult than expected, when missing is courage...

Written in the years in which fascism was a threat to the peoples of all the nations, and the black clouds of the Second World War loomed now on the whole world, this novel is a hymn to a culture that is free, able to go beyond the petty nationalism and the ideology of the reactionary, in order to instill in their young readers confidence in the progress of humanity.

In his first translation, absolute in the Italian language, a great classic of children's fiction that has inspired the Oscar-winning Hayao Miyazaki in the production of a new film for Studio Ghibli.

The author:

Genzaburo Yoshino (Tokyo, 9 April 1899 – 23 may 1981) was an editor, writer of children's literature, translator, journalist, critic and supporter of the movement antibellico and journalist. Intellectual progressive, is one of the most representative figures of the Showa period. He has held the role of first editor-in-chief of the magazine “Sekai” and contributed to the foundation of the Iwanami Shonen Bunko, a collection of works of literature for children published by the historical publishing house Iwanami Shoten. It has also taken important positions of professor at the University of Meiji, he was the managing director of the Iwanami Shoten, the first president of the Congress of the Journalistic Japanese and organizer of the documentation Centre of Okinawa.

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