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 Comments

  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… 🙂

    ~ a

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