{Download} î Grass Ç eBook or E-pub free

Such a powerful GN Lee Ok sun is a young Korean girl forced to become a comfort woman for the Japanese Imperial Army Her story is both heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time always trying to help other girls as the abuse and men they have to service is increased without the slightest shred of compassion Destined to become a classic. What a tragic story that makes you question this experiment we call humanity This follows the life of Lee Ok Sun Born in Korea her life seemed to take one horrific turn after another especially as the Japanese Empire invaded most of Asia She rebelled simply by livingIt is a story that needs to be told but even the book openly struggles with the best way to tell it One that respects and doesn t exploit By giving a voice to someone who overcame true evil there is a large level of responsibili What a tragic story that makes you question this experiment we call humanity This follows the life of Lee Ok Sun Born in Korea her life seemed to take one horrific turn after another especially as the Japanese Empire invaded most of Asia She rebelled simply by livingIt is a story that needs to be told but even the book openly struggles with the best way to tell it One that respects and doesn t exploit By giving a voice to someone who overcame true evil there is a large level of responsibility in this recounting of events.What is perhaps most surprising is how emotionally numb this is Almost mechanical retelling but when those barriers do slip and emotion does show the pain is still clearly for a wound cut so deep and so unjustly Before reading Grass, I wasn t aware of comfort women I wasn t aware of how they were treated by Japanese soldiers These women were largely Korean and were forced into sexual slavery during the Japanese Occupation of Korea before and during World War II This is the account of how the atrocity of war ruins women s lives no matter the country, no matter the place the suffering of women is universal Men go to battle Women get raped Men go to battle Women must bear all consequences Gra Before reading Grass, I wasn t aware of comfort women I wasn t aware of how they were treated by Japanese soldiers These women were largely Korean and were forced into sexual slavery during the Japanese Occupation of Korea before and during World War II This is the account of how the atrocity of war ruins women s lives no matter the country, no matter the place the suffering of women is universal Men go to battle Women get raped Men go to battle Women must bear all consequences Grass is the story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee becoming Granny Lee Ok sun from her childhood to how she became a comfort woman to depicting the cost of war and the importance of peace The comfort woman experience was most traumatic for Korean women that took place from 1910 to 1945, till they were liberated from the Japanese This book is painstakingly honest and brutal It moves the reader but does not take away from the story and the truth, as should be the case It is as I said before a woman s story as a survivor undergoing kidnapping, abuse, and rape in time of war and imperialism Grass opens at a time in Granny Lee Ok sun s life when she travels back home to Korea in 1996, having spent fifty five years as a wife and a mother in China Kim s interviews with Granny is what forms the base of this book Some memories surface clearly, some don t, and yet it doesn t take away from the book at all To tell such a story through the graphic medium doesn t reduce the significance or the emotional quotient of the narrative I found myself most moved so many times in the course of this read Just the idea that these women were not given the agency to think or feel for themselves, and treated with such brutality, made me think of PTSD and how they didn t even have the vocabulary to explain this or understand what they were going through All they knew was they had to be alive, no matter what In the hope of either being saved by strangers, or finding ways to escape comfort houses , to get away from conditions where getting a proper meal is a luxury, where your child is taken away from you, where men constantly enter and exit at will, and ultimately to feel human The artwork by Kim is brilliant The scenes that are tough to digest are portrayed with such beauty in the sense that it exists, hovers above you as you read it, and yet somehow makes you understand, keeping the dignity of the women I think also to a large extent, the book is what it is because of the translation which is so nuanced and on point when it comes to brevity and communicating what it has to Grass is a book that needs to be read to understand how people get away with the utmost damage to the human soul Given the fight of haves and have nots, of gender differences, of how unequal society is, this book should be read, and reread to understand where violence and also empathy comes from A harrowing story of poverty, enslavement, rape, violence, and unbelievable strength Granny Lee Ok Sun, the woman whose life is described by author and artist Aksum Suk Gendry Kim, was a teen when she was kidnapped and transported far from home to a comfort station Already no stranger to terrible poverty, casual cruelty and being taken advantage of, Ok Sun experienced terrible conditions once at the station, repeatedly raped and beaten And the end of the war did not end her troubles, as the a A harrowing story of poverty, enslavement, rape, violence, and unbelievable strength Granny Lee Ok Sun, the woman whose life is described by author and artist Aksum Suk Gendry Kim, was a teen when she was kidnapped and transported far from home to a comfort station Already no stranger to terrible poverty, casual cruelty and being taken advantage of, Ok Sun experienced terrible conditions once at the station, repeatedly raped and beaten And the end of the war did not end her troubles, as the author discovered.This is a deeply disturbing history, with Ok Sun and other formerly enslaved women like her treated badly by their families and others, and the Korean and Japanese governments, for having been comfort women , a totally vile and sickening way to describe their imprisonment and the sexual violence they suffered for years.This is a difficult book to read, and the author treats her subject and the other women sensitively, interspersing horrible incidents with striking, calm scenes of nature, giving the reader a way to continue reading This is a powerful and moving story of a very strong woman Important subject matter presented pretty well A young Korean cartoonist interviews an older Korean woman to present her story as a sexual slave, or comfort woman, to Japanese soldiers during World War II.The art is pretty impressive when focused on trees, landscapes, or vague swaths of black ink during moments of violence But the artist s figures are a bit weak, and she makes an unfortunate choice in slapping triangles in the middle of people s faces and presenting them as noses Very dist Important subject matter presented pretty well A young Korean cartoonist interviews an older Korean woman to present her story as a sexual slave, or comfort woman, to Japanese soldiers during World War II.The art is pretty impressive when focused on trees, landscapes, or vague swaths of black ink during moments of violence But the artist s figures are a bit weak, and she makes an unfortunate choice in slapping triangles in the middle of people s faces and presenting them as noses Very distracting.In the second half of the book the author inserts herselfinto the story, recounting the production of this book and a half hearted, floundering visit to some of the sites mentioned by the woman It seems odd that by the time she nears the end of the book, she hasn t talked to the old woman in years and notes that she happened to catch sight of her on TV shortly before wrapping up Having been drawn into the story, the ending served to detach me from it as I felt the author was presenting it as less a mission to tell this story andas another deadline to meet before the next thing in her scheduler It didn t ruin the book, but it detracted This book made my heart hurt so much What a gut wrenching story about Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military Why are people so horrific to each other It is so important for stories to be told especially the ones that are really really painful to hear. definitely one of the most horrifying books i ve ever read it tells lee ok sun s story very well and respectfully, without sensationalizing what she went through or exploiting her the artwork does an incredible job of conveying her emotions and of describing parts of her story that were simply indescribable.my only wish is that there wasinformation on the activist work that lee ok sun and other former comfort women are doing now, in the present there are some mentions of it at the very definitely one of the most horrifying books i ve ever read it tells lee ok sun s story very well and respectfully, without sensationalizing what she went through or exploiting her the artwork does an incredible job of conveying her emotions and of describing parts of her story that were simply indescribable.my only wish is that there wasinformation on the activist work that lee ok sun and other former comfort women are doing now, in the present there are some mentions of it at the very end, but a bigger focus andinformation would have made for a stronger ending, and would have helped show that getting justice for comfort women is still an ongoing battle Outstanding An incredible book Highly recommended {Download} ⚩ Grass ⚶ This true story of a Korean comfort woman documents how the atrocity of war devastates women s lives Grass is a powerful antiwar graphic novel, telling the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War a disputed chapter in twentieth century Asian historyBeginning in Lee s childhood, Grass shows the lead up to the war from a child s vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Koreans Keum Suk Gendry Kim emphasizes Lee s strength in overcoming the many forms of adversity she experienced Grass is painted in a black ink that flows with lavish details of the beautiful fields and farmland of Korea and uses heavy brushwork on the somber interiors of Lee s memoriesThe cartoonist Gendry Kim s interviews with Lee become an integral part of Grass, forming the heart and architecture of this powerful nonfiction graphic novel and offering a holistic view of how Lee s wartime suffering changed her Grass is a landmark graphic novel that makes personal the desperate cost of war and the importance of peace Book blurb Grass is a powerful antiwar nonfiction graphic novel, telling the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War a disputed chapter in twentieth century Asian history.War is hell for all involved, but we mostly hear war stories from the male POV, so I really appreciated this biography, which gives us an up close and intimate look at a different POV This biography of Okseon Lee tells us her li Book blurb Grass is a powerful antiwar nonfiction graphic novel, telling the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War a disputed chapter in twentieth century Asian history.War is hell for all involved, but we mostly hear war stories from the male POV, so I really appreciated this biography, which gives us an up close and intimate look at a different POV This biography of Okseon Lee tells us her life story, and it is not an easy read Comfort women That sanitized label doesn t begin to describe the horrors that so many women endured during WW2 This is a compelling, important, and difficult read The illustration stylistic choices the author makes initially gave me pause It s all black and white, with a brush pen Nature is beautifully and meticulously captured, and yet the women themselves seem like something was off what with those triangular noses, etc The rapists had incomplete faces However, I think this was actually a brilliant device The men were mostly faceless, because they were interchangeable and anonymous The women weren t valued like trees and nature they re seen as subhuman, and the art showcases that really well.I m so glad that this work was translated into English, and I plan to seek out documentaries and films about these women Their stories are not as well known as say Holocaust stories, and I think it s important not forget that horrible things happened in Asia as well as Europe.The only reason I docked a star was because the author inserts herself into the tale, and there are sections about her that detracted from the telling of Ms Lee s compelling narrative This is a tough read, but highly recommended.Note My library had a YA label on the book, which surprised me Maybe for the 18 crowd This would not be appropriate for younger readers