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Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft

I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
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The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Complete Persepolis

TonyC, January 19, 2010

An excellent graphic novel and a nice place to start for people new to this modern genre of storytelling. Marjane Satrapi does a wonderful job blending her illustrations with her writing to really express the feelings and the emotion of growing up in the middle of the violent struggles of the Iranian revolution and the aftermath. An excellent case study for people that might be interested in learning more about the crafting of modern graphic novels, or just learning about a part of the world very outside of the experience of most.
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The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life by Tom Reiss
The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life

TonyC, January 17, 2010

This is a very well written biography of a fascinating man who is best known as the author of the novel "Ali and Nino". What's really surprising is that he was actually Jewish and assumed a different identity, and his novel was on the best-seller list in Nazi Germany! There's a lot about the history of the time in addition to his bizarre personal story. This is a very interesting book.
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