The Complete MAUS Book

The Complete MAUS

  • Author : Art Spiegelman
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Children of Holocaust survivors
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 067092167X

The Complete MAUS Excerpt :

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.

So Near  Yet So Far Book

So Near Yet So Far

  • Author : Manujendra Kundu
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199089581

So Near Yet So Far Excerpt :

This is the first-ever, full-length study of Badal Sircar's Third Theatre. Sircar was a very prominent playwright of modern Bengali Theatre. It challenges some of the well-established notions of the Third Theatre. It brings to the fore the lost voices of some members of the Third Theatre. It has some rare photographs of Shatabdi, Sircar's Theatre group.

MetaMaus Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings


  • Author : Art Spiegelman
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375423949

MetaMaus Excerpt :

NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD WINNER • 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. Compelling and intimate, MetaMaus is poised to become a classic in its own right.

The Complete Maus Book
Score: 4.5
From 121 Ratings

The Complete Maus

  • Author : Art Spiegelman
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 1996-11-19
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679406419

The Complete Maus Excerpt :

The definitive edition of the graphic novel 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) • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • One of Variety’s “Banned and Challenged Books Everyone Should Read” A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats. Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father into an astonishing retelling of one of history's most unspeakable tragedies. It is an unforgettable story of survival and a disarming look at the legacy of trauma.

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry Book

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry

  • Author : Uzi Rebhun
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199380329

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry Excerpt :

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 Book

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

  • Author : Stephen Weiner
  • Publisher : NBM Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781561639465

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Outside the Box

  • Author : Hillary L. Chute
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-10
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226099583

Outside the Box Excerpt :

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  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Holocaust An Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

  • Author : Paul R. Bartrop
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-09-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440840845

The Holocaust An Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes Excerpt :

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

Pale Horse Coming Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Pale Horse Coming

  • Author : Stephen Hunter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-08-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416593645

Pale Horse Coming Excerpt :

In 1951, the disappearance of Sam Vincent, a former prosecutor assigned to investigate a prison for violent African-American convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, draws his old friend Earl Swagger into a dangerous confrontation with a town that guards itself from strangers with a private army of brutal, Klan-type thugs and rednecks. Reprint.

The Mirror of Love Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Mirror of Love

  • Author : Alan Moore
  • Publisher : Top Shelf Productions
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 9781891830457

The Mirror of Love Excerpt :

This epic poem recounts the history of same-sex love, revealing a hidden side of Western culture through the lives of its greatest artists. Sappho, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, and many others are woven into this rich, visceral piece. Originally written fourteen years ago, The Mirror of Love sprang from Moore's activist heart as a reaction to Britain's controversial anti-gay law, Clause 28. In the past, Mirror has been translated into both a comic book and a stage production, but Top Shelf presents it as it was meant to be, a hardcover book illustrated with over forty full-color photographs from acclaimed artist Jose Villarrubia. Included in the 128-page special edition is an essay about the poem and its previous incarnations, an index of characters and places, a selection of classic poems quoted in the text, and a bibliography.

Stuck Rubber Baby Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Stuck Rubber Baby

  • Author : Howard Cruse
  • Publisher : Titan Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Civil rights
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1848568916

Stuck Rubber Baby Excerpt :

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.

Father of the Comic Strip Book

Father of the Comic Strip

  • Author : David Kunzle
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628468519

Father of the Comic Strip Excerpt :

Sixty years before the comics entered the American newspaper press, Rodolphe Töpffer of Geneva (1799–1846), schoolmaster, university professor, polemical journalist, art critic, landscape draftsman, and writer of fiction, travel tales, and social criticism, invented a new art form: the comic strip, or “picture story,” that is now the graphic novel. At first he resisted publishing what he called his “little follies.” When he did, they became instantly popular, plagiarized, and imitated throughout Europe and the United States. Töpffer developed a graphic style suited to his poor eyesight: the doodle, which he systematized and also theorized. The drawings, with their “modernist” spontaneous, flickering, broken lines, forming figures in mad hyperactivity, run above deft, ironic captions and propel narratives of surreal absurdity. The artist's maniacal protagonists mix social satire with myth. By the mid-nineteenth century, Messrs. Jabot, Festus, Cryptogame, and other members of the crazy family, comprising eight picture stories in all, were instant folk heroes. In a biographical framework, Kunzle situates the comic strips in the Genevan and European culture of the time as well as in relation to Töpffer's other work, notably his hilarious travel tales, and recounts their curious genesis (with an initial imprimatur from Goethe, no less) and their controversial success. Kunzle's study, the first in English on the writer-artist, accompanies Rodolphe Töpffer: The Complete Comic Strips, a facsimile edition of the strips themselves, with the first-ever translation of these into English.

Anatomy of a Misfit Book
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

Anatomy of a Misfit

  • Author : Andrea Portes
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062313669

Anatomy of a Misfit Excerpt :

“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.”

Famous Immigrant Artists Book

Famous Immigrant Artists

  • Author : Adam Furgang
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780766093027

Famous Immigrant Artists Excerpt :

The United States has often been described as a melting pot, and many people who have immigrated to the U.S. from other countries in search of the American dream have contributed not just their cultural histories and traditions, but their artistic spirit as well. This book covers important immigrant artists such as the naturalist painter John James Audubon, Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, multimedia artist Yoko Ono, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, and the street artist Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash). Immigrant artists have collectively helped to make America great through their tremendous impact on the visual arts.

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Book

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

  • Author : Alan Moore
  • Publisher : Vertigo
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401296148

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Excerpt :

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.