The Complete MAUS

The Complete MAUS
Author: Art Spiegelman
Publsiher: Viking
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780670921676
ISBN 13: 067092167X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete MAUS Book Review:

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.

The Complete Maus

The Complete Maus
Author: Art Spiegelman
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 295
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0679406417
ISBN 13: 9780679406419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Maus Book Review:

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.

MetaMAUS

MetaMAUS
Author: Art Spiegelman
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 037542394X
ISBN 13: 9780375423949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MetaMAUS Book Review:

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.

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author: Uzi Rebhun
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-03-13
ISBN 10: 0199380325
ISBN 13: 9780199380329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry Book Review:

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
Publsiher: NBM Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 156163946X
ISBN 13: 9781561639465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels Book Review:

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
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN 10: 022609958X
ISBN 13: 9780226099583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outside the Box Book Review:

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
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1440
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN 10: 1440840849
ISBN 13: 9781440840845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holocaust: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes] Book Review:

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

Breakdowns

Breakdowns
Author: Art Spiegelman
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0375423958
ISBN 13: 9780375423956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breakdowns Book Review:

The author reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics-obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.

Stuck Rubber Baby

Stuck Rubber Baby
Author: Howard Cruse
Publsiher: Titan Publishing Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781848568914
ISBN 13: 1848568916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stuck Rubber Baby Book Review:

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.

Did Jew Know?

Did Jew Know?
Author: Emily Stone
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 1452129576
ISBN 13: 9781452129570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Did Jew Know? Book Review:

This handy primer on all things Jewish is filled with funny, surprising and informative facts about Jewish life, culture, and religious practice—all presented in an entertaining and witty voice and accompanied by bold illustrations that pack a graphic punch. Jews, lapsed Jews, and their spouses and friends will surely learn a thing or ten while devouring this addictively readable mix of practical information, fun facts and figures, and amusing trivia. Including information on key figures from Saul to Seinfeld, a lesson in proper Jew-fro care, and a basic guide to all those second-tier holidays no one ever celebrates, this engaging compendium is perfect for gifting or for simply learning more while being thoroughly entertained.

Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 (25th Anniversary Edition)

Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 (25th Anniversary Edition)
Author: Chuck Dixon,Doug Moench
Publsiher: DC Comics
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 1401293085
ISBN 13: 9781401293086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 (25th Anniversary Edition) Book Review:

The inmates of Gotham CityÕs Arkham Asylum are loose, and Batman is in hot pursuit of The Joker, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Scarecrow and more. Pushed to the limit, the Dark Knight comes face to face with Bane, a hyper-pumped-up monstrosity, who delivers a crippling blow that changes BatmanÕs destiny forever. Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 presents the epic battle between Batman and one of his greatest foes of all time, Bane. Part two of a massive nine-volume celebration of the entire Batman: Knightfall saga, this collection follows the story arc begun in Batman: Prelude to Knightfall and features Batman #492-497 and Detective Comics #659-663 along with supplemental character sketches and more.

Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0547524366
ISBN 13: 9780547524368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are You My Mother? Book Review:

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem

Maus

Maus
Author: Art Spiegelman
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780394747231
ISBN 13: 0394747232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maus Book Review:

An autobiographical and biographical cartoon in which the author explores his strained relationship with his father, an Auschwitz survivor, while also relating the story of his parent's experiences as Jews in wartime Poland, as told to him by his dad during a series of conversations they had years later in New York and Vermont.

Six-Words Memoirs on Jewish Life

Six-Words Memoirs on Jewish Life
Author: Larry Smith
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780984735013
ISBN 13: 0984735011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six-Words Memoirs on Jewish Life Book Review:

The popular Six-Word Memoir(r) project examines a subject bursting with words: Jewish life. With contributions from machers like Larry David, Jonathan Safran Foer, Henry Winkler, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Gary Shteyngart, Maira Kalman, Walter Mosley, Art Spiegelman, A.J. Jacobs and Ed Koch, along with hundreds of first-time writers, Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life offers stories of faith and family, duty and identity, celebration and tsuris that will inform, delight and inspir

White Noise

White Noise
Author: Don DeLillo
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1999-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781440674471
ISBN 13: 1440674477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Noise Book Review:

A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. Then a lethal black chemical cloud, unleashed by an industrial accident, floats over there lives, an "airborne toxic event" that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys—the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread.

Blown Covers

Blown Covers
Author: Françoise Mouly
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 1613123213
ISBN 13: 9781613123218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blown Covers Book Review:

DIVFrançoise Mouly takes us behind the scenes at the New Yorker and reveals how the magazine creates its signature covers commenting on the most urgent political and cultural events of the day. She shows the shocking and hilarious sketches that didn’t make the cut and explains how these are essential stages in the evolution of a cover that stands the test of time but retains its edge. Her book captures contemporary history—from the farce of Monica Lewinsky to the adventures of Michelle and Barack to nuclear meltdown in Japan—in images that are as acute as they are outrageous. More than that, it shows how the magazine that exemplifies journalistic excellence in America also dares to cultivate a sense of humor when grappling with complex moral and political issues. Praise for Blown Covers: “Interesting failures are the driving force behind BLOWN COVERS: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See (Abrams, $24.95), by Françoise Mouly. Mouly is the art editor of The New Yorker, and paging through this book is like standing in the corner of her office as she pins up rejected covers on the wall. Mouly has dozens of tales about images that failed for one reason or another. Now, presumably with the approval of her bosses at Condé Nast, she has created a tell-all (or tell-most) that even non–illustrators and designers will find enlightening.” —New York Times Book Review “Yes, Blown Covers sometimes offends—and that’s the audacious joy of it.” —NPR.org “[New Yorker] art editor Mouly offers some true delights.” —Sacramento Bee /div

Night

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2006-01-16
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105038320342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Book Review:

The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provides a short and terrible indictment of modern humanity.

Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir

Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir
Author: Malik Sajad
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-18
ISBN 10: 0007513739
ISBN 13: 9780007513734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir Book Review:

A beautifully drawn graphic novel that illuminates the conflicted land of Kashmir, through a young boy’s childhood.

Anatomy of a Misfit

Anatomy of a Misfit
Author: Andrea Portes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 0062313665
ISBN 13: 9780062313669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anatomy of a Misfit Book Review:

“It’s rare that a book can be as funny and absolutely delightful as it is moving and thought provoking, and Anatomy of a Misfit is both.” —Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall Anika Dragomir is the third-most-popular girl at Pound High School. But inside, she knows she’s a freak; she can’t stop thinking about former loner Logan McDonough, who showed up on the first day of tenth grade hotter, bolder, and more mysterious than ever. Logan is fascinating, troubled, and off limits. The Pound High queen bee will make Anika’s life hell if she’s seen with him. So Anika must choose—ignore her feelings and keep her social status? Or follow her heart and risk becoming a pariah. Which will she pick? And what will she think of her choice when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, changing her forever? Part Morgan Matson, part Nicola Yoon, this incredible YA voice narrates a story Teen Vogue calls “perfection in book form.”

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Author: Alan Moore
Publsiher: Vertigo
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 1401296149
ISBN 13: 9781401296148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Book Review:

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.