So Near Yet So Far

So Near  Yet So Far
Author: Manujendra Kundu
Release: 2016-05-12
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780199089581
Language: en
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This is the first-ever, full-length study of Badal Sircar's Third Theatre. Sircar was a very prominent playwright of modern Bengali Theatre. It challenges some of the well-established notions of the Third Theatre. It brings to the fore the lost voices of some members of the Third Theatre. It has some rare photographs of Shatabdi, Sircar's Theatre group.

The Complete MAUS

The Complete MAUS
Author: Art Spiegelman
Release: 2011
Editor: Viking
Pages: 296
ISBN: 067092167X
Language: en
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Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation of survival - and how the children of survivors are in their own way affected by the trials of their parents. A contemporary classic of immeasurable significance.

MetaMaus Art Spiegelman looks inside his modern classic Maus a look inside a modern classic Maus

MetaMaus   Art Spiegelman looks inside his modern classic  Maus    a look inside a modern classic  Maus
Author: Art Spiegelman
Release: 2011
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780375423949
Language: en
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A New Yorker contributor and co-founder of RAW traces the creative process that went into his Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, revealing the inspirations for his work while providing on an accompanying DVD a reference copy of The Complete Maus and audio interviews with his father.

Complete Maus

Complete Maus
Author: Art Spiegelman
Release: 1997
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780679406419
Language: en
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On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker). The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in "drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust" (The New York Times). Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century's grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author: Uzi Rebhun
Release: 2014-03-13
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780199380329
Language: en
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Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, this latest volume in the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry series focuses on how Jewry has been studied in the social science disciplines. Its symposium consists of essays that discuss sources, approaches, and debates in the complementary fields of demography, sociology, economics, and geography. The social sciences are central for the understanding of contemporary Jewish life and have engendered much controversy over the past few decades. To a large extent, the multitude of approaches toward Jewish social science research reflects the nature of population studies in general, and that of religions and ethnic groups in particular. Yet the variation in methodology, definitions, and measures of demographic, socioeconomic, and cultural patterns is even more salient in the study of Jews. Different data sets have different definitions for what is "Jewish" or "who is a Jew." In addition, Jews as a group are characterized by high rates of migration, including repeated migration, which makes it difficult to track any given Jewish population. Finally, the question of identification is complicated by the fact that in most places, especially outside of Israel, it is not clear whether "being Jewish" is primarily a religious or an ethnic matter - or both, or neither. This volume also features an essay on American Jewry and North African Jewry; review essays on rebuilding after the Holocaust, Nazi war crimes trials, and Jewish historiography; and reviews of new titles in Jewish studies.

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels
Author: Stephen Weiner
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: NBM Publishing
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781561639465
Language: en
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The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box
Author: Hillary L. Chute
Release: 2014-04-10
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780226099583
Language: en
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We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in all the arts. For nearly a decade Hillary L. Chute has been sitting down for extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics, and with Outside the Box she offers fans a chance to share her ringside seat. Chute’s in-depth discussions with twelve of the most prominent and accomplished artists and writers in comics today reveal a creative community that is richly interconnected yet fiercely independent, its members sharing many interests and approaches while working with wildly different styles and themes. Chute’s subjects run the gamut of contemporary comics practice, from underground pioneers like Art Spiegelman and Lynda Barry, to the analytic work of Scott McCloud, the journalism of Joe Sacco, and the extended narratives of Alison Bechdel, Charles Burns, and more. They reflect on their experience and innovations, the influence of peers and mentors, the reception of their art and the growth of critical attention, and the crucial place of print amid the encroachment of the digital age. Beautifully illustrated in full-color, and featuring three never-before-published interviews—including the first published conversation between Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware—Outside the Box will be a landmark volume, a close-up account of the rise of graphic storytelling and a testament to its vibrant creativity.

The Holocaust An Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

The Holocaust  An Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes
Author: Paul R. Bartrop,Michael Dickerman
Release: 2017-09-15
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 1440
ISBN: 9781440840845
Language: en
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This four-volume set provides reference entries, primary documents, and personal accounts from individuals who lived through the Holocaust that allow readers to better understand the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution. • Provides an easily readable encyclopedic collection of secondary source materials, such as reference entries, maps, and tables, that offer a breadth of content for understanding the Holocaust • Examines a broad range of themes relating to the Holocaust, enabling readers to consider important questions about the historical experience and its implications for today • Includes two volumes of primary source material that introduce users to the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution • Presents memoirs and personal narratives that showcase the experiences of survivors and resistors who lived through the chaos and horror of the Final Solution • Includes a comprehensive bibliography that serves as a gateway to further research

Maus

Maus
Author: Anonim
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0394541553
Language: en
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Famous Immigrant Artists

Famous Immigrant Artists
Author: Adam Furgang
Release: 2017-12-15
Editor: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780766093027
Language: en
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The United States has often been described as a melting pot, and many people who have immigrated to the U.S. from other countries in search of the American dream have contributed not just their cultural histories and traditions, but their artistic spirit as well. This book covers important immigrant artists such as the naturalist painter John James Audubon, Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, multimedia artist Yoko Ono, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, and the street artist Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash). Immigrant artists have collectively helped to make America great through their tremendous impact on the visual arts.

Pale Horse Coming

Pale Horse Coming
Author: Stephen Hunter
Release: 2008-08-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781416593645
Language: en
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In 1951, the disappearance of Sam Vincent, a former prosecutor assigned to investigate a prison for violent African-American convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, draws his old friend Earl Swagger into a dangerous confrontation with a town that guards itself from strangers with a private army of brutal, Klan-type thugs and rednecks. Reprint.

Disaster Drawn

Disaster Drawn
Author: Hillary L. Chute
Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 371
ISBN: 9780674495661
Language: en
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In hard-hitting accounts of Auschwitz, Bosnia, Palestine, and Hiroshima’s Ground Zero, comics have shown a stunning capacity to bear witness to trauma. Hillary Chute explores the ways graphic narratives by diverse artists, including Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman, and Joe Sacco, document the disasters of war.

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Author: Alan Moore
Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Vertigo
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781401296148
Language: en
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The seminal graphic novel masterpiece V For Vendetta is available in this new deluxe edition, featuring an essay from writer Alan Moore, sketches from artist David Lloyd and other bonus material! A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V For Vendetta takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil. Written by one of the greatest scribes in the history of the medium, Alan Moore, V For Vendetta is considered not only one of the most important graphic novel works ever, but also one of the great works in fiction. V For Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition brings the groundbreaking title back into hardcover for the first time in years.

The Sidekicks

The Sidekicks
Author: Will Kostakis
Release: 2017-11-01
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781488027833
Language: en
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Ryan, Harley and Miles are very different people—the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. All they’ve ever had in common is Isaac, their shared best friend. When Isaac dies unexpectedly, the three boys must come to terms with their grief and the impact Isaac had on each of their lives. In his absence, Ryan, Harley and Miles discover things about one another they never saw before, and realize there may be more tying them together than just Isaac. In this intricately woven story told in three parts, award-winning Australian author Will Kostakis makes his American debut with a heartwarming, masterfully written novel about grief, self-discovery and the connections that tie us all together.

Father of the Comic Strip

Father of the Comic Strip
Author: David Kunzle
Release: 2010-12-01
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781628468519
Language: en
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Sixty years before the comics entered the American newspaper press, Rodolphe Töpffer of Geneva (1799–1846), schoolmaster, university professor, polemical journalist, art critic, landscape draftsman, and writer of fiction, travel tales, and social criticism, invented a new art form: the comic strip, or “picture story,” that is now the graphic novel. At first he resisted publishing what he called his “little follies.” When he did, they became instantly popular, plagiarized, and imitated throughout Europe and the United States. Töpffer developed a graphic style suited to his poor eyesight: the doodle, which he systematized and also theorized. The drawings, with their “modernist” spontaneous, flickering, broken lines, forming figures in mad hyperactivity, run above deft, ironic captions and propel narratives of surreal absurdity. The artist's maniacal protagonists mix social satire with myth. By the mid-nineteenth century, Messrs. Jabot, Festus, Cryptogame, and other members of the crazy family, comprising eight picture stories in all, were instant folk heroes. In a biographical framework, Kunzle situates the comic strips in the Genevan and European culture of the time as well as in relation to Töpffer's other work, notably his hilarious travel tales, and recounts their curious genesis (with an initial imprimatur from Goethe, no less) and their controversial success. Kunzle's study, the first in English on the writer-artist, accompanies Rodolphe Töpffer: The Complete Comic Strips, a facsimile edition of the strips themselves, with the first-ever translation of these into English.

Watchmen Noir

Watchmen Noir
Author: Alan Moore
Release: 2016-11-29
Editor: DC Comics
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781401273460
Language: en
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This groundbreaking series from ALAN MOORE, the award-winning writer of V FOR VENDETTA and BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, presents a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the Cold War is in full effect. WATCHMEN begins as a murder mystery but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes—Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias—must test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil. WATCHMEN NOIR presents the most celebrated graphic novel of all time in gritty black-and-white pencils and inks, highlighting illustrator DAVE GIBBONS’ masterful artwork.

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780345807199
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers. “Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage ... and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” —The New York Times Book Review

Preacher the 25th Anniversary Omnibus Vol 1

Preacher  the 25th Anniversary Omnibus Vol  1
Author: Garth Ennis
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1080
ISBN: 1779502672
Language: en
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"From the ashes of a small-town church to the bright lights of New York City to the backwoods of Louisiana, Jesse Custer cuts a righteous path across the soul of America in his quest for the divine--an effort that will be met by every evil that Heaven and Earth can assemble. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend, Tulip, and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, Jesse will stop at nothing to fulfill his quest to find God"--

Stuck Rubber Baby

Stuck Rubber Baby
Author: Howard Cruse
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Titan Publishing Company
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1848568916
Language: en
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In the 1960s American South a young gas station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the army draft for admitting 'homosexual tendencies' and falls in with a close-knit group of young locals yearning to break free from conformity through civil rights activism, folk music and attending gay-friendly nightclubs.

Democracy

Democracy
Author: Alecos Papadatos,Abraham Kawa,Annie Di Donna
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781632863171
Language: en
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From a team including the artists of the New York Times bestseller Logicomix, another entertaining and educational graphic delight focusing on the origins and rise of democracy. Democracy opens in 490 B.C., with Athens at war. The hero of the story, Leander, is trying to rouse his comrades for the morrow's battle against a far mightier enemy, and begins to recount his own life, having borne direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the emergence of a new political system. The tale that emerges is one of daring, danger, and big ideas, of the death of the gods and the tortuous birth of democracy. We see that democracy originated through a combination of chance and historical contingency--but also through the cunning, courage, and willful action of a group of remarkably talented and driven individuals. Alecos Papadatos and Annie DiDonna, artists behind the international phenomenon Logicomix, together with writer Abraham Kawa, deliver a graphic novel bursting with extraordinary characters and vibrant color, one that also offers fresh insight into how this greatest of civic inventions came to be.