101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

Author: Stephen Weiner
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 156163946X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author: Uzi Rebhun
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199380325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Outside the Box

Author: Hillary L. Chute
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022609958X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Author: Paul R. Bartrop
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440840849
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Maus

Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783498062330
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The Complete MAUS

Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670921676
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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.

I m your man Das Leben des Leonard Cohen

Author: Sylvie Simmons
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641081513
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der Gentleman des Pop: sein Leben – eine Legende. Er ist der letzte Poet der Popkultur, der Womanzier mit der tiefen Stimme, der melancholische Songwriter, der ganze Generationen beeinflusst hat, rastlose Seele und schillernde Persönlichkeit zugleich. Die renommierte Musikjournalistin Sylvie Simmons ist der lebenden Legende auf den Grund gegangen. Für ihre einzigartige Biographie über das Leben von Leonard Cohen hat sie mit mehr als 100 von Cohens Wegbegleitern gesprochen – seinen Musen, Musiker-Kollegen wie Nick Cave, seinen Produzenten, seinen engsten Freunden aus Kindertagen – und nicht zuletzt mit dem öffentlichkeitsscheuen Leonard Cohen selbst. Herausgekommen ist eine umfassende, sorgfältig recherchierte Biographie, die faszinierende Details offenbart und eine neue Perspektive auf das Leben einer der ungewöhnlichsten Lichtgestalten der Musikgeschichte wirft.