Reading ➸ In the Shadow of No Towers Author Art Spiegelman – Survivingtheholocaust.us

In the Shadow of No Towers For Art Spiegelman, The Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Of Maus, The Terrorist Attacks Of September 11, 2001 Were Both Highly Personal And Intensely Political In The Shadow Of No Towers, His First New Book Of Comics Since The Groundbreaking Maus, Is A Masterful And Moving Account Of The Events And Aftermath Of That Tragic Day Spiegelman And His Family Bore Witness To The Attacks In Their Lower Manhattan Neighborhood His Teenage Daughter Had Started School Directly Below The Towers Days Earlier, And They Had Lived In The Area For Years But The Horrors They Survived That Morning Were Only The Beginning For Spiegelman, As His Anguish Was Quickly Displaced By Fury At The U.S Government, Which Shamelessly Co Opted The Events For Its Own Preconceived Agenda He Responded In The Way He Knows Best In An Oversized, Two Page Spread Format That Echoes The Scale Of The Earliest Newspaper Comics Which Spiegelman Says Brought Him Solace After The Attacks , He Relates His Experience Of The National Tragedy In Drawings And Text That Convey With His Singular Artistry And His Characteristic Provocation, Outrage, And Wit The Unfathomable Enormity Of The Event Itself, The Obvious And Insidious Effects It Had On His Life, And The Extraordinary, Often Hidden Changes That Have Been Enacted In The Name Of Post 9 11 National Security And That Have Begun To Undermine The Very Foundation Of American Democracy.

Reading ➸ In the Shadow of No Towers  Author Art Spiegelman – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Hardcover
  • 42 pages
  • In the Shadow of No Towers
  • Art Spiegelman
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 0375423079

    10 thoughts on “Reading ➸ In the Shadow of No Towers Author Art Spiegelman – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    Art Spiegelman his family witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers at close range from their lower Manhattan neighborhood and his panic, rage, fear, mourning and his overall emotional state just after the 9 11 attacks can be perceived from the following extract taken from the introduction of the book I tend to be easily unhinged Minor mishaps a clogged drain, running late for an appointment send me into a sky is falling tizzy It s a trait that can leave one ill equippe Art Spiegelman his family witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers at close range from their lower Manhattan neighborhood and his panic, rage, fear, mourning and his overall emotional state just after the 9 11 attacks can be perceived from the following extract taken from the introduction of the book I tend to be easily unhinged Minor mishaps a clogged drain, running late fo...


  2. says:

    MISSINGART SPIEGELMAN S BRAINlast seen in lower Manhattan, mid September 2001 DISCLAIMER No creatures, other than the artist, were abused in the creation of this strip.


  3. says:

    As beautiful as it is shocking, In the Shadow of No Towers is a short yet artistic metaphorical graphic novel of New York s citizens coping in the aftermath of the World Trade Center Attacks, and how humans grieve and survive in dire times throughout history in general.


  4. says:

    I have read several reviews on here that mock Art Spiegelman as The King or call his book pretentious or get angry over the fact that it s short or too large in size But let s get one thing straight here Art Spiegelman is, without a doubt, just as important as he thinks he is And this book is further evidence of that.Other complaints have centered on his strong political beliefs but, let s face it, he is right That tragedy WAS highjacked by the right, and the American public was hoodwinke I have read several reviews on here that mock Art Spiegelman as The King or call his book pretentious or get angry over the fact that it s short or too large in size But let s get one thing straight here Art Spiegelman is, without a doubt, just as important as he think...


  5. says:

    Cannot emphasize enough how interesting this work was A huge book, the material islike strong cardboard and the pages are huge planks.In the first part Spiegelman recounts his emotions during the bombing of the WTC towers on 9 11 and what it all meant to him We even get a little glimpse of Maus The second part is Spiegelman s picks of comics from the past To me they are a gateway to the past and a real reflection on today s world I can t think of another comic artist to have done suc Cannot emphasize enough how interesting this work was A huge book, the material islike strong cardboard and the pages are huge planks.In the first part Spiegelman recounts his emotions during the bombing of the WTC towers on 9 11 and what i...


  6. says:

    Let s terrorize the terrorists Yes, I did that I started off a review about 9 11 with a Family Guy quote You all saw it Take my goodreaders badge away Too late When did the satire on 9 11 begin Is it still acceptable Let s ask the hipsters okaay Yes, I laughed at the Family Guy episode GW refounding the confederacy and starting a 2nd Civil War that resulted in 17 million dead including Cesar Millan. it puts a nice spin on the what happened if 9 11 was thwarted idea I guess I m jus Let s terrorize the terrorists Yes, I did that...


  7. says:

    Halfway through this book, Spiegelman, who lives in Manhattan and had to run through the streets on September 11 to get his daughter out of school, writes that the only way he could get the image of burning skyscrapers out of his head was to browse old comic strips That they were made with so much skill and verve but never i...


  8. says:

    Like other reviewers I wanted to like this, but ended up feeling as though it was a bit unfinished Excellent bits, but I m not sure they work as a coherent whole Then again, I don t believe an artistic response to 9 11 is required to be coherent.


  9. says:

    This book was too disjointed and chaotic to really enjoy It sa bunch of snippets bound together than it is a story.However, perhaps that s the point NYC after Sept 11th must have been chaotic, unsure, paranoid, surreal There must have been no flow to one s reality or new expectations of what s going on In that case, this is an exceptional book It follows completely along these lines The graphics are terrific I especially liked the use of upside down strips part of a strip is right This book was too disjointed and chaotic to really enjoy It sa bunch of snippets bound together than it is a story.However, perhaps that s the point NYC a...


  10. says:

    Only His High Holiness Art Shpeegleman could get away with something like this he goes for years without publishing a whit of comics, drums up all sorts of hype and excitement, and then leaves us with what Why, a board book A fancily printed pamphlet of newspaper pages, 38 cardstock pages total including the frontispiece, introduction and everything , only 20 pages of which contain his actual original creations Of course, those 20 pages are all newspaper style double page fold out spreads, Only His High Holiness Art Shpeegleman could get away with something like this he goes for years without publishing a whit of comics, drums up all sorts of hype and excitement, and then leaves us with what Why, a board book A fancily printed pamphlet of newspaper pages, 38 cardstock pages total including the frontispiece, introduction and everything , only 20 pages of which contain his actual original creations Of course, those 20 pages are all newspaper style double page fold out spreads, so it s really only 10 pages oversize That means I spent two dollars per newspaper sized page of comics on this Mr Spiegelman loves to be an ego, chain smoking on stage while ...

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