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Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Libr...
by Anne Frank

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, <i>The Diary of a Young Girl </i>stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen—and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.<br />  <br /> Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of <i>The Diary </i>and includes extensive quotation directly from the definitive edition. It remains faithful to the original, while the stunning illustrations interpret and add layers of visual meaning and immediacy to this classic work of Holocaust literature.
Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home
by Nora Krug

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>Named a Best Book of 2018 by <i>The New York Times Critics,</i> <i>The Boston Globe, </i>NPR,<i> The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Time </i>(Honorable Mention), <i>Library Journal </i>(Best Graphic Novels), and <i>Comics Beat</i></b><BR> <BR><b>A revelatory, visually stunning graphic memoir by award-winning artist Nora Krug, telling the story of her attempt to confront the hidden truths of her family’s wartime past in Nazi Germany and to comprehend the forces that have shaped her life, her generation, and history.</b><BR><BR>Nora Krug was born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War cast a long shadow throughout her childhood and youth in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. For Nora, the simple fact of her German citizenship bound her to the Holocaust and its unspeakable atrocities and left her without a sense of cultural belonging. Yet Nora knew little about her own family’s involvement in the war: though all four grandparents lived through the war, they never spoke of it.<BR> <BR>In her late thirties, after twelve years in the US, Krug realizes that living abroad has only intensified her need to ask the questions she didn’t dare to as a child and young adult. Returning to Germany, she visits archives, conducts research, and interviews family members, uncovering in the process the stories of her maternal grandfather, a driving teacher in Karlsruhe during the war, and her father’s brother Franz-Karl, who died as a teenage SS soldier in Italy. Her extraordinary quest, spanning continents and generations, pieces together her family’s troubling story and reflects on what it means to be a German of her generation.<BR> <BR><i>Belonging</i> wrestles with the idea of <i>Heimat</i>, the German word for the place that first forms us, where the sensibilities and identity of one generation pass on to the next. In this highly inventive visual memoir—equal parts graphic novel, family scrapbook, and investigative narrative—Nora Krug draws on letters, archival material, flea market finds, and photographs to attempt to understand what it means to belong to one’s country and one’s family. A wholly original record of a German woman’s struggle with the weight of catastrophic history, <i>Belonging </i>is also a reflection on the responsibility that we all have as inheritors of our countries’ pasts.
Snapshots of a Girl
by Beldan Sezen

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

September 21, 2015

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<div><p>In this autobiographical graphic novel, Beldan Sezen revisits the various instances of her coming of age, and her coming out as lesbian, in both western and Islamic cultures (as the daughter of Turkish immigrants in western Europe)—to friends, family, and herself. Through a series of vignettes, she navigates the messy circumstances of her life, dealing with family issues, bad dates, and sexual politics with the raw honesty of a young woman looking for happiness. <i>Snapshots </i>is an amusing, thoroughly modern take on dyke life and cultural identity.<p><b>Beldan Sezen</b>'s previous graphic novels were <i>Zakkum </i>and <i>#GeziPark </i>.<br /></div>
Make Comics Like the Pros: The Inside Scoop on How to Write, Draw...
by , Fred Van Lente

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

September 09, 2014

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<b>A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and successful pros.</b> <br /><br />Discover the Secrets of Your Favorite Comic Book Creators<br /><br />Do you want to break into the comics industry? There are many creative roles available—writer, penciller, inker, colorist, letterer, editor, and more. Each creator serves a vital function in the production of sequential art at companies such as DC, Marvel, Image, and Valiant. In <i>Make Comics Like the Pros</i>, veteran comics creators Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente team up with a who’s who of the modern comic book scene to lead you step-by-step through the development of a comic. With these two fan-favorite writers as your guides, you’ll learn everything from script formatting to the importance of artistic collaboration to the best strategies for promoting and selling your own sequential art masterpiece. Pak and Van Lente even put their lessons into practice inside the pages of the book—pairing with Eisner Award–winning cartoonist Colleen Coover (<i>Bandette</i>) to produce the swashbuckling, adventure comic <i>Swordmaids</i>, and giving you front row seats to their creative process. <i>Make Comics Like the Pros</i> provides all the answers you’ve been seeking to take your comic book–making dreams all the way to professional-level reality.
Irmina (SelfMadeHero Original Fiction)
by Barbara YELIN

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

March 15, 2016

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In the mid-1930s, Irmina, an ambitious young German, moves to London. At a cocktail party, she meets Howard Green, one of the first black students at Oxford, who, like Irmina, is working towards an independent existence. However, their relationship comes to an abrupt end when Irmina, constrained by the political situation in Hitler's Germany, is forced to return home. As war approaches and her contact with Howard is broken, it becomes clear to Irmina that prosperity will only be possible through the betrayal of her ideals. In the award-winning  Irmina, Barbara Yelin presents a troubling drama about the tension between integrity and social advancement, reflecting with compassion and intelligence on the complicity that results from the choice, conscious or otherwise, to look away.
In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way: A Graphic Novel
by Marcel Proust

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

July 13, 2015

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<p><strong>Whether you are looking to brush up or sample for the first time, this graphic adaptation of <em>In Search of Lost Time</em> is the perfect introduction to Proust's masterpiece.</strong></p><br /><p>"Proust was the greatest novelist of the twentieth century, just as Tolstoy was in the nineteenth," wrote Graham Greene. "For those who began to write at the end of the twenties or the beginning of the thirties, there were two great inescapable influences: Proust and Freud, who are mutually complementary." With its sweeping digressions into the past and reflections on the nature of memory, Proust's oceanic novel <em>In Search of Lost Time</em> looms over twentieth-century literature as one of the greatest, yet most endlessly challenging literary experiences. Influencing writers like Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, and even anticipating Albert Einstein in its philosophical explorations of space and time, <em>In Search of Lost Time</em> is a monumental achievement and a virtual rite of passage for any serious lover of literature.</p><br /><p>Now, in what renowned translator Arthur Goldhammer says might be "likened to a piano reduction of an orchestral score," the French illustrator Stéphane Heuet re-presents Proust in graphic form for anyone who has always dreamed of reading him but was put off by the sheer magnitude of the undertaking. This graphic adaptation reveals the fundamental architecture of Proust’s work while displaying a remarkable fidelity to his language as well as the novel's themes of time, art, and the elusiveness of memory. As Goldhammer writes in his introduction, the compression required by this kind of adaptation As Goldhammer writes in his introduction, "the reader new to Proust must attend closely, even in this compressed rendering, to the novel's circling rhythms and abrupt cross-cuts between different places and times. But this necessary attentiveness is abetted and facilitated by the compactness of the graphic format.”</p><br /><p>In this first volume, <em>Swann's Way</em>, the narrator Marcel, an aspiring writer, recalls his childhood when—in a now immortal moment in literature—the taste of a madeleine cake dipped in tea unleashes a torrent of memories about his family’s country home in the town of Combray. Here, Heuet and Goldhammer use Proust's own famously rich and labyrinthine sentences and discerning observations to render Combray like never before. From the water lillies of the Vivonne to the steeple and stained glass of the town church, Proust's language provides the blueprint for Heuet's illustrations. Heuet and Goldhammer also capture Proust's humor, wit, and sometimes scathing portrayals of Combray's many memorable inhabitants, like the lovelorn Charles Swann and the object of his affection and torment, Odette de Crécy; Swann's daughter Gilberte; local aristocrat the Duchesse de Guermantes; the narrator's uncle Adolphe; and the hypochondriac Aunt Léonie.</p><br /><p>Including a Proust family tree, a glossary of terms, and a map of Paris, this graphic adaptation is a surprising and useful companion piece to Proust’s masterpiece for both the initiated and those seeking an introduction.</p>
Comanche - Tome 9 - Et le diable hurla de joie... (French Edition...
by GREG

Language

French

Pages

48

Publication Date

May 05, 2017

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Après de longs mois d'absence, Red Dust a regagné Greenstone Falls où les fermes sont incendiées les unes après les autres. Le ranch "Triple Six" n'a pas été épargné ! Dans les décombres fumants, l'assureur Véga a découvert une flèche incendiaire. Pour lui, il n'y a pas de doute : les coupables sont les Indiens. Red Dust affirme au contraire, que cette flèche n'a pas pu être tirée par un Peau-Rouge...
Battle of the Bulge (Zenith Graphic Histories)
by Wayne Vansant

Language

English

Pages

104

Publication Date

October 15, 2014

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<DIV>Fought in the winter of 1944–1945, the coldest in over 100 years, the Battle of the Bulge still ranks as the single largest battle ever fought by the United States Army. Thirty-one American divisions—fully one-third of the U.S. Army raised during World War II—saw action in this battle. But it was also a test: could this conscript army from a pacifistic democracy defeat the best remaining men and machines that Germany’s totalitarian government could produce?</div><DIV></div><DIV>In <i>Battle of the Bulge</i>, author and artist Wayne Vansant brings readers into the frozen foxholes, haunting forests, and devastated villages of the Ardennes during that freezing cold winter. With meticulous historical accuracy and hand-drawn visuals that can tell a story in ways words alone cannot, Vansant recounts the Bulge with insightful detail, replaying the thrusts and volleys of both the combined Allied and German forces during the tumultuous battle. This is a story of panic, fear, and physical misery; a story of how a generation of draftees, National Guardsmen, and a small core of regular officers and NCOs faced those three elements as snow piled around their foxholes and the incessant drumming of artillery splintered the woods that gave them shelter. It is the story of men, frozen and hurting, far from home and holding little hope of seeing it again until the killing finally ended. But above all, <i>Battle of the Bulge</i> is a story of incredible triumph, now beautifully illustrated in graphic novel format for the first time.</div><BR>
Stern - Tome 3 (French Edition)
by Frédéric Maffre

Language

French

Pages

72

Publication Date

January 18, 2019

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1856, dans la petite ville de Morrison, le conseil municipal délibère dans la salle d'école sur les affaires courantes et notamment sur le renouvellement du contrat du croque-mort – Stern – dont la place est remise en question. Mais très vite, la réunion est perturbée par la présence en ville d'une fine gâchette, Colorado Cobb, venu... dédicacer son livre de mémoires intitulé « Guns & Women » ! Un nouvel épisode complet de Stern absolument irrésistible...
Mimbrenos (French Edition)
by Stefanno Casini

Language

French

Pages

52

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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Un officier de cavalerie vient sortir son frère d’un pénitencier texan, mais le retour à la civilisation ne sera pas facile entre les rebelles apaches et les bandits qui infestent la région.

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