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Palestine
By Joe Sacco

Palestine

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Palestine by Joe Sacco

Book Description

In late l991 and early 1992, at the time of the first Intifada, Joe Sacco spent two months with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, travelling and taking notes. Upon returning to the United States he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation. He captures the heart of the Palestinian experience in image after unforgettable image, with great insight and remarkable humour. The nine-issue comics series won a l996 American Book Award. It is now published for the first time in one volume, befitting its status as one of the great classics of graphic non-fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224069823
ISBN-10: 0224069829
Format: Paperback
(275mm x 180mm x 20mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Joe Sacco

Great War by Joe Sacco Great War, Hardback (October 2013)

Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted a few months later. This title depicts the events of that day.

Journalism by Joe Sacco Journalism, Paperback / softback (May 2013)

Originally published in hardcover in 2012.

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » This collection of Joe Sacco's nine-issue comic series, based on his personal investigation of the plight of the Palestinians, is chilling in its power. In 1991 and 1992, when Sacco visited the West Bank and the Gaza strip to research his material, he came armed with the cynical professionalism typical of modern reportage. But what he found there moved him to take sides, and produce work comparable in power to Art Spiegelmann's seminal graphic novel Maus. The magic of the comic illustrator's medium lies in the immediacy of the framed pictorial narrative. In the hands of artists like Sacco, the words and pictures combine to project ideas with an apparent honesty unlike any other medium, and his black-and-white sketches invest the human tragedy with a depth of emotion that even the best photojournalism cannot achieve. The series has been collected and published for the first time as a single volume. It has already won a 1996 American Book Award so its pedigree is eminently vouched for. In the current state of international affairs, when it seems the eyes of the world are focused on the issues raised by the Middle East and the manipulations of the great political powers, you will not find a better depiction of life in the occupied territories. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco, one of the world's foremost cartoonists, is widely hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics. He is the author of Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde, The Fixer, Notes from a Defeatist and Footnotes in Gaza, all published by Jonathan Cape.

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