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Napier, Susan J. Miyazakiworld. A Life in Art. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2018. (256 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv5cg9q3
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780300226850
BibTeX citation key: Napier2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: Animation, Biography, Japan, Manga, Miyazaki. Hayao
Creators: Napier
Publisher: Yale Univ. Press (New Haven)
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A thirtieth‑century toxic jungle, a bathhouse for tired gods, a red-haired fish girl, and a furry woodland spirit—what do these have in common? They all spring from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest living animators, known worldwide for films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Wind Rises.
Japanese culture and animation scholar Susan Napier explores the life and art of this extraordinary Japanese filmmaker to provide a definitive account of his oeuvre. Napier insightfully illuminates the multiple themes crisscrossing his work, from empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams, creating an unforgettable portrait of a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture.
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