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Notes From a Defeatist (03 Edition)

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Before Joe Sacco crafted his two major works of "cartoon journalism," Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde, he created a number of shorter pieces, ranging from one-page gags to 30-page "graphic novelettes." This massive book finally collects the entirety of Sacco's earlier journalistic and autobiographical work, plus a sizable serving of his satirical strips, many of them never before collected in book form.

The centerpieces in Notes from a Defeatist are a triptych of war stories: "When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People," a history of aerial bombing that specifically targets civilian populations; "More Women, More Children, More Quickly," in which Sacco relates his mother's harrowing experiences during World War II in Malta; and, most personally (and closest to Sacco's later work), "How I Loved the War," Sacco's impassioned but sardonic reflection on the Gulf War, the surrounding propaganda and media circus, and his own ambivalent feelings as both a spectator and commentator: The book derives its title from this sequence, which has acquired a painful new relevance in the past half-year. Notes from a Defeatist also includes a roadie's-eye view of an American punk band's eventful European tour, a reminiscence of an awful season spent in his native Malta, and much more. Notes from a Defeatist is a fantastic primer to Sacco's work.

Sacco's previous two books, Safe Area Gorazde and Palestine, have earned international acclaim and accolades from such sources as Edward W. Said, Christopher Hitchens, Time, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post.

Synopsis:

Collects illustrated, satirical stories about the author's life, war, politics, and sex, including the tales "Voyage to the End of the Library" and "When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People.".

Synopsis:

A collection of comic book journalist Joe Sacco's best shorter pieces.

Synopsis:

Before Sacco crafted his two major works of "cartoon journalism, " "Palestine "and "Safe Area Gorazde, " he created a number of shorter pieces, ranging from one-page gags to 30-page "graphic novelettes." This massive book collects the entirety of Sacco's earlier journalistic and autobiographical work, plus a sizable serving of his satirical strips.

About the Author

Joe Sacco was born in Malta and currently lives in Queens, New York. He has a journalism degree from the University of Oregon and has taught at New York's School of Visual Arts. In April 2001 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on future projects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560975106
Author:
Sacco, Joe
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Author:
Sacco, Joe
Location:
Seattle, Wash.
Subject:
General
Subject:
War
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20030317
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A. (Jeremy Shorr, <I>Comics Buyer's Guide #1512</I
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white comics throughout
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
10.84x7.12x.49 in. 1.26 lbs.

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Product details 216 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560975106 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Collects illustrated, satirical stories about the author's life, war, politics, and sex, including the tales "Voyage to the End of the Library" and "When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People.".
"Synopsis" by , A collection of comic book journalist Joe Sacco's best shorter pieces.
"Synopsis" by , Before Sacco crafted his two major works of "cartoon journalism, " "Palestine "and "Safe Area Gorazde, " he created a number of shorter pieces, ranging from one-page gags to 30-page "graphic novelettes." This massive book collects the entirety of Sacco's earlier journalistic and autobiographical work, plus a sizable serving of his satirical strips.
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