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The Resource The book of human insects, Osamu Tezuka ; [translation, Mari Morimoto]

The book of human insects, Osamu Tezuka ; [translation, Mari Morimoto]

Label
The book of human insects
Title
The book of human insects
Statement of responsibility
Osamu Tezuka ; [translation, Mari Morimoto]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Tomura Toshiko gains false fame as a designer, novelist and actress, by stealing the ideas & creations of others and passing them off as her own
Member of
Summary
Toshiko Tomura is a genius; the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this twenty year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan's best new writer. Her actions make headlines in the papers, and inspire radio and television programming. And like many great talents, her troubled past is what motivates her to greatness. She has the amazing ability to emulate the talents of others. Toshiko is also the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. And now as her star is rising within the world of the elites and powerful she has amassed a long list of enemies frustrated by the fact that she has built critical and financial acclaim for nothing more than copying others' work. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world as she climbs the social ladder one body at a time. -- Publisher description
Storyline
Tone
Illustration
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10051897
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1928-1989
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Tezuka, Osamu
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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Morimoto, Mari
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True
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  • Young women
  • Imitation
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of human insects, Osamu Tezuka ; [translation, Mari Morimoto]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally serialized in Japanese as Ningen Konchuuki in Play Comic, Akita Shoten, 1970-71
  • Book reads from left to right
  • "Ages 16+"--Dust jacket
Control code
000047828487
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
364 p.
Isbn
9781935654209
Lccn
2011275215
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
Label
The book of human insects, Osamu Tezuka ; [translation, Mari Morimoto]
Publication
Note
  • Originally serialized in Japanese as Ningen Konchuuki in Play Comic, Akita Shoten, 1970-71
  • Book reads from left to right
  • "Ages 16+"--Dust jacket
Control code
000047828487
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
364 p.
Isbn
9781935654209
Lccn
2011275215
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

Library Locations

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