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Notes from a Defeatistby Joe Sacco
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Before Joe Sacco crafted his two major works of "cartoon journalism," and , 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 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. 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. is a fantastic primer to Sacco's work. Sacco's previous two books, and , have earned international acclaim and accolades from such sources as Edward W. Said, Christopher Hitchens, , and .
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.".
A collection of comic book journalist Joe Sacco's best shorter pieces.
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.
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