The original ‘The Bomb and the General’ is a delightfully optimistic, anti-war children’s book – written by Umberto Eco (The Name of The Rose), and brilliantly illustrated by Eugenio Carmi. It was published in 1989 –
In Italian: By Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri, Bompiani, Sonzogno, Etas S.p.A.;
In English: By Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.
Inspired by the original story, this version retains some of the original text (italicized), and maintains a similar naïveté to create an anti-war message for children. For adults, its a more complex tale about hegemony and insular faith.
The General of our story enjoys a life of ease and gluttony, till he is compelled to seek God, during a moment of personal crisis. This pivotal encounter awakens in him an unshakable passion for God’s word. But his myopic obsession with the minutiae of God’s message clouds its original intent, and provokes an ominous future. Will his country slumber on through the impending doom or will they arise to reclaim their right in a peaceful world?
superb, excellent, I lack the adjectives to describe them properly. when will it be published? baba.
Thank you – I hope it will be published some day- right now I am just working on it – till it is ready to send out
superb, excellent, I lack the adjectives. when will it be published? baba.
The land of plenty is simply exquisite.
ooo, looking good! i particularly like the forest with the green background
Nice banner and illustrations. You should exhibit your work. Got a couple of copies of “The Last Firecracker”.
I’m e-mailing you comments since they’re LONG.