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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.
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, c2007
Edition: Special ed. --
ISBN: 9781560978442
Branch Call Number: GN 956.94054 Sacco 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xxi, 285 p. :,ill. (some col.)


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Apr 04, 2017

I love this graphic novel! It really helped me see what hardships the Palestinian people are suffering!

andendquote Mar 02, 2013

Drawn to this graphic novel after my exposure to the Persepolis series, I found this to be an excellent introduction to the Palestinian, modern day plight. Fortunately, Sacco has provided a succession of novels since this one for further examination of the issue.

Jan 23, 2012

This graphic novel presents the Palestinian point-of-view of the Israeli-Palesentinian conflict since World War 2; thus sharing a perspective not often voiced in the West. A highly enthralling novel.

Dec 03, 2011

An engrossing must-read.

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