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Safe Area Gorazde : The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 :  The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 - Joe Sacco

Safe Area Gorazde : The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995

The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995

Paperback

Published: January 2001
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Sacco translates the events in Bosnia into graphic novel format. An indispensable document of the conflict.

Sacco spent four months in Bosnia, between 1995-1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stoires that are rarely found in conventional news coverage. Here he focuses on the Muslim enclave of Gorazde, which was beseiged by Bosnian Serbs during the war.

The book is strongly compared to the Pulitzer prize winner Maus, and advance praise rate it as being one of the most important documents to emerge from the conflict as it portrays day to day life at the heart of these events.

Sacco's detailed, personal reporting captures his subject matter more convincingly than photographs or Christiane Amanpour. Harrowing and bleakly humorous, Sacco's account of life during the Balkan conflict is a timeless portrait of ordinary people caught in desperate circumstances. It's also a work of genius in an unlikely genre: journalism in comic book form. Joe Sacco is a unique figure in modern comics: there is no one else who combines sheer cartooning chops with a newspaper reporter's sensibility and instincts in quite the same way.... an especially powerful document of the effects of war. --Ed Howard ""The Best Comics of the Decade" " Graphic in every sense of the term, Sacco 's account of everyday life in a city under siege puts one of the twentieth century 's least understood catastrophes in perspective; it 's the best argument around for comics as a journalistic medium. Graphic in every sense of the term, Sacco's account of everyday life in a city under siege puts one of the twentieth century's least understood catastrophes in perspective; it's the best argument around for comics as a journalistic medium. Published soon after the conflict that it documents, Safe Area Gorazde is an intense reading experience and an active call for the condemnation of tribal and international leaders who put politics ahead of humanity. --Suzette Chan" [Demonstrates] how brilliantly comics can serve as reportage. Graphic in every sense of the term, Sacco s account of everyday life in a city under siege puts one of the twentieth century s least understood catastrophes in perspective; it s the best argument around for comics as a journalistic medium." Joe Sacco is an engaging and direct writer, but above all, he is a good journalist. Comics just happen to be the outlet for his reportage... [he is] a master of the unique medium of comics journalism.--William Jones

ISBN: 9781560974703
ISBN-10: 1560974702
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: January 2001
Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1