The Bomb and the General

7 Sep
Euginio Carmi. The Bomb and the General. (Text by Umberto Eco).1989. Mulitmedia.

Eugenio Carmi. The Bomb and the General. (Text by Umberto Eco).1989. Mulitmedia.

A delightful anti-war children’s book by Umberto Eco, and brilliant artist/illustrator, Eugenio Carmi.

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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2 Responses to “The Bomb and the General”

  1. amy September 7, 2008 at 10:18 pm #

    aditi,

    this is really great– in fact, it’s the only time so far that i’ve been able to laugh, or even smile, about this “pretty woman”. in fact i cannot say her name, and even allusions to her have a tendency to send me into fits of anger…

    i like this! go with it. i look forward to illustrations… 🙂

    ~ a

  2. Nadine October 3, 2008 at 8:13 pm #

    This is funny, I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing and look forward to the illustrations.

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