MetaMAUS

Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780670916832
Format: PDF
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VISUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY RICH, METAMAUS IS AS GROUNDBREAKING AS THE MASTERPIECE WHOSE CREATION IT REVEALS. In the pages of METAMAUS, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize-winning MAUS, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comics, and the Holocaust ever since it was first published twenty-five years ago. He probes the questions that MAUS most often evokes - Why the Holocaust? Why mice? Why comics? - and gives us a new and essential work about the creative process. METAMAUS includes a bonus DVD that provides a digitized reference copy of THE COMPLETE MAUS linked to a deep archive of audio interviews with his survivor father, historical documents, and a wealth of Spiegelman's private notebooks and sketches. Compelling and intimate, METAMAUS is poised to become a classic in its own right.

The Complete Kylie

Author: Simon Sheridan
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9780857687258
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents the life of the Australian singer, from her days as a young television actress and movie star to her rise to the top of the pop music charts, in a text that chronicles all of her singles, albums, concerts, and acting roles.

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

Author: Stephen Weiner
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 156163946X
Format: PDF
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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 Complete MAUS

Author: Art Spiegelman
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670921676
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry

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

Harley Quinn The Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2

Author: Amanda Conner
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 140129085X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If you thought breaking up with the Joker meant things would calm down for comicsÕ most adorable antihero É well, you ainÕt met Harley! ItÕs all-out nuttiness as Harley takes on the corrupt mayor of New York, a time-traveling assassin and her second-deadliest admirer, Harley Sinn, but the Mistress of Mayhem has it handled É at least until her parents show up! Mr. and Mrs. Quinzel are in town for their liÕl monsterÕs birthday, but is Harley ready for them to meet her crew, including gal-pal Poison Ivy and unstable mercenary Red Tool? By the time the folksÕ own skeletons finally come bursting out of their closet, HarleyÕs birthday wish may be that she had just stayed in bed! The unhinged adventures of Harley Quinn take a turn for the even weirder in Harley Quinn Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2, a collection of the smash-hit action-comedy series from writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti and artist John Timms, with backup stories by Palmiotti, Paul Dini and Bret Blevins. Collects Harley Quinn #14-27 and Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special! ÒA strong start to a new era for Harley Quinn.Ó ÑComicosity

Queer A Graphic History

Author: Meg-John Barker
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785780727
Format: PDF, Docs
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'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' Vice Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged. Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what’s ‘normal’ – Alfred Kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler’s view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we’re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media. Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.

Batman Wildcat

Author: Chuck Dixon
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401278167
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The fight of the century is on! In one corner, Justice Society of America member Wildcat, the greatest bare-knuckle scrapper on the planet. In the other corner, the Dark Knight himself, Batman! Who will win when two of the greatest fighters go toe to toe? It'll take more than muscle if these two heroes want to try and shut down a secret superhuman fighting ring that's killing their combatants...and that’s if they don’t kill each other first! Written by critically acclaimed author Chuck Dixon, this graphic novel pits Wildcat against two Gotham City greats--Batman and Catwoman! Collects the full BATMAN/WILDCAT and CATWOMAN/WILDCAT miniseries as well as five additional classic Wildcat team-ups from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD.