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Palestine - Joe Sacco, Edward W. Said
Palestine
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A landmark of journalism and the art form of comics. Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s, this is a major work of political and historical nonfiction.Prior to Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995—Joe... show more
A landmark of journalism and the art form of comics. Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s, this is a major work of political and historical nonfiction.Prior to Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995—Joe Sacco's breakthrough novel of graphic journalism—the acclaimed author was best known for Palestine, a two-volume graphic novel that won an American Book Award in 1996. Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present the first single-volume collection of this landmark of journalism and the art form of comics. Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the first major comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco, whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Like Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine has been favorably compared to Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus for its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politically sensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium. Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he is certainly the best. This edition of Palestine also features an introduction from renowned author, critic, and historian Edward Said (Peace and Its Discontents and The Question of Palestine), one of the world's most respected authorities on the Middle Eastern conflict. Black-and-white comics throughout
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781560974321 (156097432X)
ASIN: 156097432X
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Palestine -2 (#1)
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veeral
veeral rated it
Joe Sacco delivers a scathing piece of comic-journalism with [b:Palestine|769712|Palestine|Joe Sacco|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327884409s/769712.jpg|755771]. The Arab side of the story is fully ignored by the Western media since, well, the beginning of the conflict.The treatment inflicted upon t...
jasontucker
jasontucker rated it
0.0 Palestine
3.5 stars. A good book if you know very little on the Arab-Israeli conflict. It's very, very basic.
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
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I knew something about Joe Sacco and already put this book into my wishlist, but my interest for this graphic novel has grown up thanks to something I recently experienced.I've had the opportunity of working as a live translator for theatre. The company I was translating for came to Italy from Pales...
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