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Palestine Prior to Safe Area Gorazde The War In Eastern Bosnia Joe Sacco s breakthrough novel of graphic journalism the acclaimed author was best known for Palestine a two volume graphic novel that w

  • Title: Palestine
  • Author: Joe Sacco Edward W. Said
  • ISBN: 9781560974321
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Palestine By Joe Sacco Edward W. Said, 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.BasedPrior 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.

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    1. Old School JournalismOver the past few decades, journalism has lost much of its credibility and almost all of its punch Shallow, commercially minded infotainment dominates, feeding us the blue pill in Matrix terms that makes us forget all those unpleasant realities out there Why would media conglomerates fund costly in depth research when a fluffy little human interest story not only feels better but is also much better for the bottom line Mmmm, the blissful ignorance of media myths and illusion [...]

    2. I had a hard time getting through this graphic novel It was a tough read due to the subject matter I also wasn t fond of the art on a personal level.I did immensely appreciate Joe Sacco s motivation for writing this graphic novel In an interview with Al Jazeera, Joe Sacco said I grew up thinking of Palestinians as terrorists, and it took a lot of time, and reading the right things, to understand the power dynamic in the Middle East was not what I had thought it was And basically, it upset me eno [...]

    3. book two for Jugs Capes, my all girl graphic novel book club Whew This is a really, really devastating book Part of the problem and obviously part of the point is that it is relentlessly awful, with story after story after story of death, destruction, skirmishes with soldiers, dead sons, dead husbands, maimed daughters, displacement, oppression, poverty, and pain It s so painful, horribly, that I actually started to get a little jaded or that s not what I mean exactly, but the stories after awhi [...]

    4. Palestine first appeared as a series of nine comic books, but is collected here in a special edition that also includes a foreword by the late Edward Said and an introduction by the author Sacco writes that he was compelled to visit the Palestinian territories for two main reasons First, he realized that the taxpayer dollars he paid as an American were being spent in financial aid to Israel, perpetuating the occupation Second, after pursuing a degree in journalism, he became aware as to the one [...]

    5. We in the States are always told that we have to support the Israelis Remember what the Jews have endured with the Holocaust Why didn t we stop Hitler there are always those that insist we had the chance We need to make it up to the Jews They need to have their own homeland as reparation for their terrible suffering Yes, the Jews suffered terrible things It was awful and horrific, and I hope with every fiber of my being that something like the Holocaust will never happen again.But what about the [...]

    6. Una polverieraSiamo abbastanza abituati ad associare la questione palestinese all immagine di qualcuno che si fa esplodere in un autobus o in un mercato in mezzo a tranquilli e ignari israeliani.Purtroppo le cose non sono cos semplici e definite.E mia ignoranza oppure i media ci trasmettono una informazione parziale Joe Sacco cerc di approfondire la situazione andando nei territori occupati verso la fine del 1991, intervistando persone e vivendo nei campi profughi al termine della prima Intifada [...]

    7. Joe Sacco is a comics journalist, or as he describes himself in this book, an action cartoonist, entering areas of political turmoil to make documentary comics Despite some occasional dips into free wheeling personal anecdote reminiscent of Kerouac or Crumb, Sacco is predominantly a documentarian, not terribly concerned with narrative, but focused on recounting the individual stories of the people he interviews And there are a lot of interviews, conducted over countless cups of tea in innumerab [...]

    8. Palestine is a one of a kind graphic novel, at least to me This is the first book I ve read for Joe Sacco and I loved it This book takes place between 1991 and 1992 in several Palestinian cities, Cairo and Tel Aviv from the Israeli side The main focal point of the book was showing the occupied land s people point of view of the story, because in the west this other side of the story is pretty much invisible The art style was really amazing, all the drawings were very supportive to the content an [...]

    9. Superb book by Joe Sacco, regarding his journalistic cartooning and narration on the stories that are located in Palestine It s a subject matter that I have avoided for a long time now Due to the fact that Israel has close ties to the American culture and the feverish defense and anger towards that country It is better to look away Luckily, Sacco doesn t turn his head around, and here we get an interview after interview of Palatine dwellers and what it is like to live in and on an occupied land [...]

    10. pretty much a masterpiece on every possible level first off, because sacco wisely lets the people he encounters do the talking it s a warts and all first person account of people s lives in palestine, and almost all embellishments and social commentaries come from the mouths of the people he talks to, rather than from things he learned reading edward said or whatever the same time, he allows his own story to weave throughout we are privvy to his own frustrations and fascinations along the way th [...]

    11. Joe Sacco delivers a scathing piece of comic journalism with Palestine The Arab side of the story is fully ignored by the Western media since, well, the beginning of the conflict.The treatment inflicted upon the Arab refugees is horrendous, but the Western media is never going to acknowledge it They come and kick you out of your home There are almost no Arab youngsters above 16 years of age who have not received a jail term The soldiers can hold you up for 6 months Without reason And that term c [...]

    12. Un reportaje period stico totalmente subjetivo, cargado de un sarcasmo brutal que llega a resultar inc modo Sacco busca respuestas para el conflicto israel palestino centr ndose en la tragedia de los refugiados y la penosa vida que llevan, habla de vejaciones, injusticias, tortura y muerte Cuenta lo que vio y recoge testimonios de primera mano.Es una novela gr fica impresionante, tan solo echo en falta el punto de vista de los israel es.

    13. For the love of God everyone needs to read this book Americans are so ignorant when it comes to the struggles of the Isralies and Palestinians THis is something we need to know about and Sacco presents it in a real person to person manner that will leave shocked and horrified, as you should be If people read this book the world would be a better place, because people would have to stand up and fight

    14. Sacco is really raising the bar for any other so called Comics This is a real Master Piece Not an ordinary Comic that you are going to forget once you turn over its last page With the eyes of a foreigner, Sacco illustrated what he saw in Occupied Palestine His illustrations spoke a thousand words besides his commentary on the plot It was so real that I felt when I ll raise my head from the book I ll find those characters moving in front of me He addressed lots of issues, the occupation history, [...]

    15. How do you say you have enjoyed a book that is filled with heartache, abuse, violence, inhumanities against your fellow man I can however say I am richer for having read this But, how do you know if what you have read is accurate without having lived it Fortunately this is a biographical experience for the artist and so presumably it is an accurate presentation as he perceives his experiences in Palestine.Reading this you are inundated with hardship and atrocity, and the reading process simulate [...]

    16. I wanted to rate this higher, but I m a harsh critic with my books lately and ultimately it was of a like than a really like This book just didn t hit me like I wanted and if I m honest, I felt slightly underwhelmed by the end The artwork looked good, with nice varying layout styles, but it was nothing amazing to my graphic novel novice eyes I really enjoyed the subject matter and reading about Palestinians lives, but there was something lacking for me I m used to reading heart wrenching storie [...]

    17. There s plenty of literature out there that talks about the many injustices imposed on the Palestinians by the Israelis This book is another but with a difference This time it comes in comic book form.Is it one sided I would think so Being a Muslim, I can empathise with what the Palestinians are going through which is basically a real estate dispute with a lot of violence thrown in But one has to admit, the book is very heavily sympathetic towards the Palestinian I am curious about the Isreali s [...]

    18. A human, moving picture of Palestine in the early 90s Diametrically the opposite view of Leon Uris s The Haj or modern thrillers in which Palestinians r usually depicted as evil And thus, while it provides a view from the other side portraying Jews as evil, I remain sceptical Also, reminded me of Basharat Peer s Curfewed Night on Kashmir also loosely filmed as Haider which I know told a partisan story.But, worth a read since a neutral person is telling a lesser known aspect Will be reading by t [...]

    19. I had no idea the comic book format would provide such a perfect means to tell this story Joe Sacco s approach is genius.

    20. Apart from Spiegelman s Maus this comic covers another serious topic The book s best review is written by Edward Said as his Homage to writer Joe Sacco There s no attempt to smooth out the meager, uncertain existence, collective unhappiness, and deprivation of the beings This comic depicts a life of aimless wandering within inhospitable environment and mostly waiting The images are graphic Joe has been a watchful listener, often skeptic, occasionally fed up, but mostly sympathetic and funny in [...]

    21. The graphic novel has now reached a state of widespread acceptance as a literary form, but graphic non fiction, also known as comics journalism has a long way to go before it is seen as a credible format Even the label comics journalism seems oxymoronic, and in many settings graphic non fiction is limited to little than editorial cartoons and public service or politically and occasional other pedagogic forms of publication If there is anyone who could alter this perception, it is Joe Sacco a Ma [...]

    22. It s very rare to get a glimpse of the Palestinian side of the story But this book does it well As one would expect, the overall tone is indeed depressing One sad story after another I love Joe Sacco s art style, especially his detailed splash pages With everything the author had witnessed, there is no valid point to justify the occupation over there.Towards the end of the book, two characters really stood out The sightseeing young jewish lady from Tel Aviv and the old jewish woman, sitting next [...]

    23. Every time the mid east crises is stoked up in a conversation, a normal and most common response is I don t know I just want peace Peace is such an evasive word which can guise many a horrors of war This book was not a good read at all But there are many things to be learned from the text It s a very worded novel I ll number a few points that I ve found shrieking out the loudest from the book.1 The book only narrates stories from the Palestinian side while author snuggles himself into a warm wel [...]

    24. When you see a city country area geography in conflict, you keep wondering why some of those people just don t move away from the said conflict You don t understand how people can go out, walk into a small hotel, meet some friends and order some tea while being fully aware that there is a great possibility the hotel might be blown up before the tea is served Sacco walks among people who lead their everyday life laced with worry and tries to draw them He succeeds in capturing their everyday terro [...]

    25. My last recommendation was Joe Sacco s Palestine , an illustrated collection recounting his two month trip to the area between 1991 and 1992 Sacco travels to various refugee camps and interviews many of its residents, detailing their stories and grieviances in painful detail.I have to say the book made for uncomfortable reading to start with, with its stark images and severe telling of the Palestinians every day lives and troubles, including graphic descriptions of torture and imprisonment by Is [...]

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