The Bomb and the General

Eugenio Carmi. The Bomb and the General. (Text by Umberto Eco).1989. Mulitmedia.
Eugenio Carmi. The Bomb and the General. (Text by Umberto Eco).1989. Mulitmedia.

A delightful anti-war children’s book by Umberto Eco, and brilliant artist/illustrator, Eugenio Carmi. Eugenio Carmi was born in Genoa in 1920 and trained in Turin.

Excerpt:
“We’ve spent a pile of money
To make these bombs.
Are we going to leave them here to collect mold?
What’s a general like you for, anyway?

“It’s true,”
the general replied.
“We really must start this war.
Otherwise my career will never get anywhere.”

5 thoughts on “The Bomb and the General

  1. aditi,

    this is really great– in fact, it’s the only time so far that i’ve been able to laugh, or even smile, about this “pretty woman”. in fact i cannot say her name, and even allusions to her have a tendency to send me into fits of anger…

    i like this! go with it. i look forward to illustrations… šŸ™‚

    ~ a

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