Joe Sacco - he places himself firmly in the story, as much a subject as the people he interviewed and spent time with in Bosnia. The factual/historicaJoe Sacco - he places himself firmly in the story, as much a subject as the people he interviewed and spent time with in Bosnia. The factual/historical information is presented amid the telling of dozens of personal tales. Incredible depictions of violence, suffering and strife; seems to contrast with the comic book style. All the more powerful and shocking of an account though because of that contrast. Many of the people illustrated in the book can really come alive and off the page. You will hear the words they say and the songs they sing as though they were spoken aloud right next to you. Heart-warming and terrifying from one page to the next.
Foreward by Christopher Hitchens. Provides just a wee bit more context for what the international journalists in Bosnia thought of Gorazde at the time of the war.
Cameos by Slobodan Milosevic (deceased, 2006); Radovan Karadzic (currently detained at The Hague as a war criminal); and Bill Clinton (currently vacationing in Haiti).
Joe Sacco has written other books. I'm very much inclined to check them out after "Safe Area Gorazde"....more
Oh shit! This is such a good collection of writings! I read it for class in 2006, then recently reread the whole thing just looking for a good quote tOh shit! This is such a good collection of writings! I read it for class in 2006, then recently reread the whole thing just looking for a good quote to insert into a thank you letter. Especially for anyone who's ever tried to write press releases before, check out this book to learn a few tips.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... Subcomandante Marcos!...more
‘Bread and Roses’ Centennial Symposium: The 1912 Lawrence, MA Strike and Its Legacy April 27 - 28, 2012
When 30,000 workers walked out of Lawrence’s textile mills in the dead of a New England winter in January 1912, they launched an epic confrontation between capital and labor. With immigrant women playing a central role, the strike gained national prominence. To commemorate the strike’s100th anniversary and to consider its lessons for today, the Lawrence History Center is issuing a call for papers, art, spoken word, and video presentations for a Bread & Roses centennial conference to be held in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 2012.
Conference Tentative Structure: • April 27, 2012: Afternoon walking tours of key Lawrence strike sites. • April 27, 2012: Dinner, a keynote talk, and spoken word tributes to the strike. • April 28, 2012: Panels, roundtables, walking tours, and a lunch-time conversation on the strike’s meaning for today.
Partial list of co-sponsors:
Ardis Cameron, Director and a Professor of American and New England Studies University of Southern Maine, Author, Radicals of the Worst Sort James Green, Professor, History, UMass Boston Bruce Watson, Author, Bread and Roses Sheila Kirshbaum, Director, Tsongas Industrial History Center Paul Marion, Director, Community and Cultural Affairs, UMass Lowell Nina Coppens, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, UMass Lowell Joseph Lipschitz, Chair, History, UMass Lowell Robert Forrant, Professor, History, UMass Lowell Joyce Bowman, Chair, History, UMass Amherst Bruce Laurie, Professor Emeritus, History, UMass Amherst Charles Mauriello, Chair, History, Salem State University Avi Chomsky, Professor, History, Salem State University Theresa McBride, Chair, History, College of the Holy Cross Michael Rossi, Dean, School of Liberal Arts, Merrimack College Clarisse Poirier, Chair, History, Merrimack College Stephen Russell, Chair, History, Northern Essex Community College Dexter Arnold, PhD, Strike Scholar Michael Honey, Fred and Dorothy Haley Professor of Humanities, University of Washington Jurg Siegenthaler, Professor Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences, American University...more
Simple, quick, mostly fun, sometimes agonizing romp around the country in and out of crap job after crap job. The most memorable episode takes place oSimple, quick, mostly fun, sometimes agonizing romp around the country in and out of crap job after crap job. The most memorable episode takes place on a crab fishing boat off the coast of Alaska. Very dangerous work, oy!...more