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Palestine = Filastīn /
Joe Sacco ; introduction by Edward Said.
imprint
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphic Books, [2015]
description
vi, 285 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN
156097432X (pbk.), 9781560974321 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphic Books, [2015]
isbn
156097432X (pbk.)
9781560974321 (pbk.)
general note
"This book collects the nine issue comic-book series Palestine (1993-1995)"-- Title page verso.
Fifteenth printing: October 2015.
Includes "Homage to Joe Sacco" by Edward Said and author's forward.
abstract
Uses a comic book format to shed light on the complex and emotionally-charged situation of Palestinian Arabs, exploring the lives of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian refugees, and children in the Occupied Territories.
catalogue key
10308158
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Firecracker Alternative Book Award, USA, 2002 : Won
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2012-02-01:
Sacco reports on his time spent in Israeli-occupied territories in 1991 and 1992 in this landmark work of comics journalism. He describes the political and social landscape using interviews with both Palestinians and Jews, offering an intimate picture of this region rarely portrayed in mainstream news. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Reviews
Review Quotes
Based on his research, interviews, and personal experiences in Palastinian Occupied Territories in 1991 and 92, [ Palestine ] takes you there and gives you a first-hand account of the atrocities and suffering in the conflict with Israel. He gives you a close up visual rendering of the physical and emotional conditions of the people, who struggle daily for survival... Sacco has rendered the terrible conditions of life into a compelling and sympathetic artistic documentary. It is sad, but most good stories are sad... What "s better, his drawing is detailed and realistic, very approachable and interesting.
Based on his research, interviews, and personal experiences in Palastinian Occupied Territories in 1991 and 92, [ Palestine ] takes you there and gives you a first-hand account of the atrocities and suffering in the conflict with Israel. He gives you a close up visual rendering of the physical and emotional conditions of the people, who struggle daily for survival... Sacco has rendered the terrible conditions of life into a compelling and sympathetic artistic documentary. It is sad, but most good stories are sad... What's better, his drawing is detailed and realistic, very approachable and interesting.
Based on his research, interviews, and personal experiences in Palastinian Occupied Territories in 1991 and 92, [Palestine] takes you there and gives you a first-hand account of the atrocities and suffering in the conflict with Israel. He gives you a close up visual rendering of the physical and emotional conditions of the people, who struggle daily for survival... Sacco has rendered the terrible conditions of life into a compelling and sympathetic artistic documentary. It is sad, but most good stories are sad... What's better, his drawing is detailed and realistic, very approachable and interesting.
Sacco is a pioneer.
Sacco's Palestine brilliantly and poignantly captures theessence of life under a repressive and prolonged occupation.
Sacco uses the comic book format to its fullest extent, creating bold perspectives that any photojournalist would envy.
This item was reviewed in:
Globe & Mail, December 2007
Library Journal, February 2012
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Summaries
Main Description
A single volume collection of the landmark novel by Joe Sacco, author of Safe In Goradze. Palestine was his first major comic work of political and historical non-fiction, and was based on several months 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. With a foreword by Edward Said, his work has often been favourably compared to Maus, for its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politically sensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium.
Main Description
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-volumecollection of this landmark of journalism and the art form of comics.Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the WestBank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the firstmajor comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco,whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of NewJournalism. 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 politicallysensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium.Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he iscertainly 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.
Main Description
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-volumecollection of this landmark of journalism and the art form of comics.Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the WestBank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the firstmajor comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco,whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of NewJournalism. 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 politicallysensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium.Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he iscertainly 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.
Main Description
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-volumecollection of this landmark of journalism and the art form of comics.Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the WestBank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the firstmajor comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco,whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of NewJournalism. Like Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine has been favorably compared to Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning Mausfor its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politicallysensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium.Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he iscertainly 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.
Unpaid Annotation
Based on years of research and extended visits to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s, "Palestine" is the first major comics work of political nonfiction by Sacco.

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