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|Title||:||Notes From a Defeatist|
|Number of Pages||:||216|
|Category||:||Comics, Graphic novels, Non fiction, War, Journalism, Comix, Politics|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Notes From a Defeatist Before Joe Sacco crafted his two major works of cartoon journalism em Palestine em and em Safe Area Gorazde em he created a number of shorter pieces ranging from one page gags to page graphic novelettes This massive book finally collects the entirety of Sacco s earlier journalistic and autobiographical work plus a sizable serving of his satirical strips many of them never before collected in book form .
The centerpieces in em Notes from a Defeatist em are a triptych of war stories When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People a history of aerial bombing that specifically targets civilian populations More Women More Children More Quickly in which Sacco relates his mother s harrowing experiences during World War II in Malta and most personally and closest to Sacco s later work How I Loved the War Sacco s impassioned but sardonic reflection on the Gulf War the surrounding propaganda and media circus and his own ambivalent feelings as both a spectator and commentator The book derives its title from this sequence which has acquired a painful new relevance in the past half year em Notes from a Defeatist em also includes a roadie s eye view of an American punk band s eventful European tour a reminiscence of an awful season spent in his native Malta and much more em Notes from a Defeatist em is a fantastic primer to Sacco s work .
Sacco s previous two books em Safe Area Gorazde em and em Palestine em have earned international acclaim and accolades from such sources as Edward W Said Christopher Hitchens em Time The New York Times Book Review em and em The Washington Post em