TALK TO MY BACK — par Yamada Murasaki
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Texte et illustrations : Yamada Murasaki
Éditeur : Drawn & Quarterly

Langue anglaise

ISBN 9781770465633
Format : Broché
Taille : 6.1" x 8.4"
Pages : 384

A celebrated masterwork shimmering with vulnerability from one of alt-manga's most important female artists.

"Now that we've woken from the dream, what are we going to do?" Chiharu thinks to herself, rubbing her husband's head affectionately.Set in an apartment complex on the outskirts of Tokyo, Murasaki Yamada's Talk to My Back (1981-84) explores the fraying of Japan's suburban middle-class dreams through a woman's relationship with her two daughters as they mature and assert their independence, and with her husband, who works late and sees his wife as little more than a domestic servant.

While engaging frankly with the compromises of marriage and motherhood, Yamada remains generous with the characters who fetter her protagonist. When her husband has an affair, Chiharu feels that she, too, has broken the marital contract by straying from the template of the happy housewife. Yamada saves her harshest criticisms for society at large, particularly its false promises of eternal satisfaction within the nuclear family - as fears of having been "thrown away inside that empty vessel called the household" gnaw at Chiharu's soul.

Yamada a été le premier dessinateur japonais à utiliser les libertés expressives de l'alt-manga pour aborder la question de la domesticité et de la féminité d'une manière réaliste, critique et soutenue. Œuvre phare du manga littéraire, Talk to My Back a été publié en série dans l'influent magazine Garo au début des années 1980 et est traduit par Ryan Holmberg, nommé pour un prix Eisner.