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Waltz with Bashir, now the graphical novel

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As I said, If you haven’t seen Waltz with Bashir go quick. A sheer kick in the gut, artistically, emotionally, and intellectually. A study into the soul of the middle east and the dark corners we all have inside.

Coming soon: the graphical novel. TomDispatch has a preview.

(digg story)

In related news, apparently Waltz with Bashir is banned in Lebanon.


Written by yishaym

January 25, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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  1. So is The Da Vinci code.

    I missed Walz with Bashir in the filmhouse and I can’t get in on dvd yet, but I do want to see it. The graphics of the novel look beautiful.


    January 30, 2009 at 1:14 am

  2. Dear Yishaym,

    I am writing to see if you would be interested in receiving a review copy of Sabra Zoo, which we are publishing in February. Sabra Zoo is a literary thriller and coming of age story set around the Sabra Massacre in Beirut. It may be considered the Palestinian answer to Waltz with Bashir and, as you have written engaging articles on this movie and your blog discusses with Middle Eastern issues, we think you would enjoy the book.

    Telegram prides itself on publishing a choice range of international fiction and we are particularly excited about Sabra Zoo. Not only is Mischa Hiller an exciting new voice on the literary scene, he also lived through this dark period in Beirut’s history, giving the writing the stamp of authenticity as well as high literary merit. The blurb runs as follows:

    ‘It is the summer of 1982 and Beirut is under siege. Eighteen-year-old Ivan’s parents have just been evacuated from the city with other cadres of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

    Ivan stays on, interpreting for international medical volunteers in Sabra refugee camp by day, getting stoned with them at night, and working undercover for the PLO. Hoping to get closer to Eli, a Norwegian physiotherapist, he helps her treat the belligerent Youssef, a camp orphan disabled by a cluster bomb.

    But events take a nasty turn when the president-elect is assassinated. The Israeli army enters Beirut and surrounds the camp, with Eli and Youssef trapped inside. Can Ivan, unable to enter the camp, salvage anything from the chaos?’

    Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like us to send you a copy to review.

    Best wishes,

    Helen Downer

    December 17, 2009 at 11:28 am

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