Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | May 20, 2015

    Michael Perry: IMG Powell's Q&A: Michael Perry



    Describe your latest book. On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harley Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there illuminated in the straw a... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Jesus Cow

      Michael Perry 9780062289919

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$21.00
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Graphic Novels- General

Palestine: The Special Edition

by and

Palestine: The Special Edition Cover

ISBN13: 9781560978442
ISBN10: 1560978449
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $21.00!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

An expanded edition of one of the all-time classic graphic novels.

Joe Sacco's breakthrough novel of graphic journalism is widely hailed as one of the great graphic novels of all-time. Since its original publication in the mid-1990s, it has won an American Book Award (1996), sold over 50,000 copies, been added to university curriculums worldwide, led to a Guggenheim Fellowship for Sacco, and firmly ensconced Sacco in the pantheon of great cartoonists. Despite this, the book has never been published in hardcover. Until now.

Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present, for the first time, the definitive, expanded, hardcover collection of Sacco's landmark of comics journalism. Palestine: The Special Edition is more than a new edition: consider it the Criterion Palestine. In addition to the original, 288-page graphic novel and introduction by the late Edward Said, The Special Edition includes a host of unique supplemental material never-before-published, including many of Sacco's original background notes, sketches, photographic reference, and much more. The book also includes a new, introductory interview with Sacco about the making of the book as well as a new cover and design. Palestine: The Special Edition will be a cornerstone of any serious comic collection.

With the Middle East's role in contemporary world politics, Sacco's Palestine has never been more relevant or more valuable to a country desperate to understand this long-running conflict.

Review:

"Brilliantly and poignantly captures the essence of life under a repressive and prolonged occupation." Nasseer H. Azuri, Professor of Political Science, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Review:

"Sacco's obviously got the calling. His stuff is obviously well wrought, with dizzying pages and good rhythm." Art Spiegelman

Synopsis:

Based on years of research and extended visits to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (Sacco conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine is the first major comics work of political nonfiction by Sacco, who has often been called the first comic book journalist and single-handedly pioneered the medium to universal acclaim. This new edition of Palestine also features a lengthy introduction by the outspoken political essayist 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.

Synopsis:

The landmark of comics journalism in an expanded and re-designed edition that includes a host of unseen supplemental material, including background notes, sketches, reference photos, a new interview with Sacco, and much more.

Synopsis:

Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present, for the first time, thedefinitive, expanded, hardcover collection of Sacco's landmark ofcomics journalism. Palestine: The Special Edition is more than a new edition: consider it the Criterion Palestine. In addition to the original, 288-page graphic novel and introduction by the late Edward Said, The Special Editionincludes a host of unique material never before published, includingmany of Sacco's original background notes, sketches, photographicreference, and much more. The book also includes a new, introductoryinterview with Sacco about the making of the book as well as a newcover and design. Palestine: The Special Edition will be a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. With the Middle East's role in contemporary world politics, Sacco's Palestinehas never been more relevant or more valuable to a country desperate tounderstand this long-running conflict. Based on several months ofresearch and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in theearly 1990s (where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestiniansand Jews), Palestine was the first major comics work ofpolitical and historical nonfiction by Sacco, whose name has sincebecome synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Sacco'sinsightful reportage takes place at the front lines, where busymarketplaces are spoiled by shootings and tear gas, soldiers beatcivilians with reckless abandon, and roadblocks go up before reporterscan leave. Sacco interviewed and encountered prisoners, refugees, protesters, wounded children, farmers who had lost their land, andfamilies who had been torn apart by the Palestinian conflict.

Synopsis:

Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present, for the first time, the definitive, expanded, hardcover collection of Sacco's landmark of comics journalism. Palestine: The Special Edition is more than a new edition: consider it the "Criterion" Palestine. In addition to the original, 288-page graphic novel and introduction by the late Edward Said, The Special Edition includes a host of unique material never before published, including many of Sacco's original background notes, sketches, photographic reference, and much more. The book also includes a new, introductory interview with Sacco about the making of the book as well as a new cover and design. Palestine: The Special Edition will be a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. With the Middle East's role in contemporary world politics, Sacco's Palestine has never been more relevant or more valuable to a country desperate to understand this long-running conflict. 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. Sacco's insightful reportage takes place at the front lines, where busy marketplaces are spoiled by shootings and tear gas, soldiers beat civilians with reckless abandon, and roadblocks go up before reporters can leave. Sacco interviewed and encountered prisoners, refugees, protesters, wounded children, farmers who had lost their land, and families who had been torn apart by the Palestinian conflict.

About the Author

Joe Sacco was born in Malta in 1960. Raised in the USA, Sacco graduated with a degree in journalism at the University of Oregon in 1981. For almost twenty years Joe has been a journalist/cartoonist/editor. He is also a consummate traveler, always on the move following stories, especially in Europe and the Middle East.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

magdy elshafee, December 23, 2007 (view all comments by magdy elshafee)
nothing I read about Palestine was touchy like this ; more profound than any political speach although I am living in the middle east, I lost my dear book and wish I may win this
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(9 of 13 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560978442
Author:
Joe Sacco and Edward Said
Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Introduction:
Said, Edward W.
Introduction:
Said, Edward
Illustrator:
Sacco, Joe
Author:
Said, Edward
Author:
Sacco, Joe
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Jewish-Arab relations
Subject:
Palestinian arabs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20071217
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.3 x 7 x 1.2 in 1.995 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Julius Knipl, Real Estate... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  2. Caricature Used Trade Paper $9.00
  3. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
    Used Trade Paper $11.00
  4. Buddha #05: Deer Park Used Trade Paper $10.50
  5. Ghost World
    Used Trade Paper $8.95
  6. Buddha #08: Jetavana New Hardcover $24.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General

Palestine: The Special Edition Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$21.00 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560978442 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brilliantly and poignantly captures the essence of life under a repressive and prolonged occupation."
"Review" by , "Sacco's obviously got the calling. His stuff is obviously well wrought, with dizzying pages and good rhythm."
"Synopsis" by , Based on years of research and extended visits to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (Sacco conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine is the first major comics work of political nonfiction by Sacco, who has often been called the first comic book journalist and single-handedly pioneered the medium to universal acclaim. This new edition of Palestine also features a lengthy introduction by the outspoken political essayist 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.
"Synopsis" by , The landmark of comics journalism in an expanded and re-designed edition that includes a host of unseen supplemental material, including background notes, sketches, reference photos, a new interview with Sacco, and much more.
"Synopsis" by , Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present, for the first time, thedefinitive, expanded, hardcover collection of Sacco's landmark ofcomics journalism. Palestine: The Special Edition is more than a new edition: consider it the Criterion Palestine. In addition to the original, 288-page graphic novel and introduction by the late Edward Said, The Special Editionincludes a host of unique material never before published, includingmany of Sacco's original background notes, sketches, photographicreference, and much more. The book also includes a new, introductoryinterview with Sacco about the making of the book as well as a newcover and design. Palestine: The Special Edition will be a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. With the Middle East's role in contemporary world politics, Sacco's Palestinehas never been more relevant or more valuable to a country desperate tounderstand this long-running conflict. Based on several months ofresearch and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in theearly 1990s (where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestiniansand Jews), Palestine was the first major comics work ofpolitical and historical nonfiction by Sacco, whose name has sincebecome synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Sacco'sinsightful reportage takes place at the front lines, where busymarketplaces are spoiled by shootings and tear gas, soldiers beatcivilians with reckless abandon, and roadblocks go up before reporterscan leave. Sacco interviewed and encountered prisoners, refugees, protesters, wounded children, farmers who had lost their land, andfamilies who had been torn apart by the Palestinian conflict.
"Synopsis" by , Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present, for the first time, the definitive, expanded, hardcover collection of Sacco's landmark of comics journalism. Palestine: The Special Edition is more than a new edition: consider it the "Criterion" Palestine. In addition to the original, 288-page graphic novel and introduction by the late Edward Said, The Special Edition includes a host of unique material never before published, including many of Sacco's original background notes, sketches, photographic reference, and much more. The book also includes a new, introductory interview with Sacco about the making of the book as well as a new cover and design. Palestine: The Special Edition will be a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. With the Middle East's role in contemporary world politics, Sacco's Palestine has never been more relevant or more valuable to a country desperate to understand this long-running conflict. 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. Sacco's insightful reportage takes place at the front lines, where busy marketplaces are spoiled by shootings and tear gas, soldiers beat civilians with reckless abandon, and roadblocks go up before reporters can leave. Sacco interviewed and encountered prisoners, refugees, protesters, wounded children, farmers who had lost their land, and families who had been torn apart by the Palestinian conflict.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.