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Palestine

By Joe Sacco

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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Book

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  • GRAPHIC NOVEL Sacco, Graphic Novel

Publish Date

2001

ISBN

156097432X


Format: Book
Author: Sacco, Joe
Summary: In late 1991 and early 1992, Joe Sacco spent two months with Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, traveling and taking notes. Upon returning to the U.S., he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combined the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation.
Title: Palestine / Joe Sacco.
Publisher Date: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphic Books, 2001.
Subject: Jewish-Arab relations -- Comic books, strips, etc. Arab-Israeli conflict -- Comic books, strips, etc. Palestinian Arabs -- Comic books, strips, etc. Gaza Strip -- Race relations -- Comic books, strips, etc. Middle East -- Politics and government -- Comic books, strips, etc. Israel -- Politics and government -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 156097432X 9781560974321
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Call Number: GN Sacco
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Format: Book
Author: Sacco, Joe
Summary: In late 1991 and early 1992, Joe Sacco spent two months with Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, traveling and taking notes. Upon returning to the U.S., he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combined the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation.
Title: Palestine / Joe Sacco.
Publisher, Date: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphic Books, 2001.
Description: vi, 285 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Jewish-Arab relations -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Arab-Israeli conflict -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Palestinian Arabs -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Gaza Strip -- Race relations -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Middle East -- Politics and government -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Israel -- Politics and government -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Other Author: Said, Edward W.
Other Author: Sacco, Joe. Palestine, a nation occupied.
Other Author: Sacco, Joe. Palestine, in the Gaza Strip.
Other Title: Palestine (Seattle, Wash. : 1993)
Notes: " ... a major success in its original two-volume collection. Palestine has now finally been released in a new one-volume format, with a new foreword by Edward W. Said"--P. [4] of cover.
ISBN: 156097432X
ISBN: 9781560974321
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Call Number: GN Sacco