by Joe Sacco Author
In late 1991 and early 1992, Joe Sacco spent two months with Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, traveling and taking notes. Upon returning to the States, he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combined the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation. It won lots of awards, and quite right too. It is a brilliant, amazing book, now compiled into one massive volume. "A political and aesthetic work of extraordinary originality, quite unlike any other in the long, often turgid and hopeless debates that had occupied Palestinians, Israelis, and their respective supporters...With the exception of one or two novelists and poets, no one has ever rendered this terrible state of affairs better than Joe Sacco." [from the introduction by Edward Said]
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