RIP: Umberto Eco

One of my favorite anti-war, picture books. 

The Bomb and the General. by Umberto Eco. Illustrated by Eugenio Carmi. 1989.
The Bomb and the General. by Umberto Eco. Illustrated by Eugenio Carmi. 1989.

 

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.”

 

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