Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

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Publication Year: 2012 Format: Hardcover
Language: English ISBN:

0809094827

EAN:

9780809094820

Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

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Synopsis
Harvey Pekar’s mother was a Zionist by way of politics. His father was a Zionist by way of faith. Whether handing out communist pamphlets, attending Zionist picnics, or going to daily Hebrew classes, Pekar grew up a staunch supporter of the Jewish state. But he was also an autodidact from the moment he could read, and as he grew up he confronted more and more questions his parents couldn’t answer. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me interweaves Pekar’s gradual disaffection with the modern state of Israel with a comprehensive history of the Jews, from biblical times to the present. Told over the course of a single day in Cleveland, Ohio, the graphic novel follows Pekar and the book’s illustrator, JT Waldman, as they wrestle with the mythologies and realities surrounding the Jewish homeland. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me is a graphic memoir from the man who defined the genre. In Harvey Pekar’s final memoir, he recounts the entire history of the Jews to explain how he lost his faith in the state of Israel Harvey Pekar’s mother was a Zionist by way of politics. His father was a Zionist by way of faith. Whether handing out communist pamphlets, attending Zionist picnics, or going to daily Hebrew classes, Pekar grew up a staunch supporter of the Jewish state. But he was also an autodidact from the moment he could read, and as he grew up he confronted more and more questions his parents couldn’t answer. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Meinterweaves Pekar’s gradual disaffection with the modern state of Israel with a comprehensive history of the Jews, from biblical times to the present. Told over the course of a single day in Cleveland, Ohio, the graphic novel follows Pekar and the book’s illustrator, JT Waldman, as they wrestle with the mythologies and realities surrounding the Jewish homeland. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Meis a graphic memoir from the man who defined the genre. In Pekar’s final memoir, he recounts the entire history of the Jews to explain how he lost his faith in the state of Israel. Pekar grew up a staunch supporter of the Jewish state, but as he became older he confronted more and more questions his parents couldn’t answer.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0809094827
ISBN-13 9780809094820

Key Details
Author Harvey Pekar
Number Of Pages 176 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2012-07-03
Language English
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Year 2012

Additional Details
Number of Volumes 1 vol.
Copyright Date 2012
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 14.8 Oz
Height 0.7 In.
Width 6.3 In.
Length 9.2 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2011-047024
LC Classification Number DS132.P45 2012
Dewey Decimal 956.94
Dewey Edition 23

Contributors
Epilogue by Joyce Brabner
Illustrated by J. T. Waldman

Reviews
“[Pekar’s] message here is important — that a good Jew asks tough questions, that a history of oppression requires us to be more conscious of the oppressed.” — David L. Ulin, The Los Angeles Times “This posthumous publication reflects the seminal graphic memoirist at his edgy best.” — Kirkus(starred review) “[T]his posthumous work by Pekar functions as a multipronged exploration of religious, political, and personal histories and is all the richer for it…A sweet and simple epilogue by Pekar’s widow, Joyce Brabner, provides the perfect capstone.” — Publishers Weekly “This is not only Pekar’s greatest work, but probably the most powerful use of his talent for plainly speaking truth to power and ignorance. JT Waldman masterfully captures the wry innocence of Harvey’s interrogation while still celebrating the subtle contours of modern American Jewishness.” — Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life Inc.and Program or Be Programmed “A fascinating history of the so-called Promised Land — as seen through the eyes of an estranged Jew from Cleveland. Brimming with classic Pekar asides and details, the book sheds light on a subject often obscured by heat. JT Waldman’s evocative artwork combines down-to-earth American Splendor-style illustrations with motifs inspired by everything from mythology and Islamic art to illuminated manuscripts and Chagall. I never got to say goodbye to Harvey, but reading this book was like having a final conversation with him.” — Josh Neufeld, American Splendorartist, and author and artist of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge “Pekar peppers accounts of perpetual persecution with poignant autobiographical anecdotes in this concise, compelling, and sure-to-be controversial graphic history of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. JT Waldman’s art, juxtaposing realism with ancient styles, rocking exquisite mosaics and elaborate medieval and Middle Eastern design flourishes, is nothing less than a majestic tour de Schwartz.” — Jeff Newelt, HeebMagazine comics editor, and editor of Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland ” Not the Israel My Parents Promised Meis Harvey Pekar’s final exploration of his conflict over the history of Israel, as illuminated by JT Waldman’s protean art. This is their Jewish Book of Hours.” — Dean Haspiel, artist of The Quitterand Cuba: My Revolution “One part history lesson, one part autobiography, and all Harvey Pekar, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Meis an insightful look at one of the burning topics of our time. With Pekar’s scholarship and humor and JT Waldman’s stylistically varied art, this graphic book is visually entertaining and highly informative.” — Peter Kuper, artist of The Metamorphosis “[T]his posthumous work by Pekar functions as a multipronged exploration of religious, political, and personal histories and is all the richer for it…A sweet and simple epilogue by Pekar’s widow, Joyce Brabner, provides the perfect capstone.” — Publishers Weekly “[Pekar’s] message here is importantthat a good Jew asks tough questions, that a history of oppression requires us to be more conscious of the oppressed.” David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times “This posthumous publication reflects the seminal graphic memoirist at his edgy best.” Kirkus(starred review) “[T]his posthumous work by Pekar functions as a multipronged exploration of religious, political, and personal histories and is all the richer for it . . . A sweet and simple epilogue by Pekar’s widow, Joyce Brabner, provides the perfect capstone.” Publishers Weekly “This is not only Pekar’s greatest work, but probably the most powerful use of his talent for plainly speaking truth to power and ignorance. JT Waldman masterfully captures the wry innocence of Harvey’s interrogation while still celebrating the subtle contours of modern American Jewishness.” Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life Inc.and Program or Be Programmed “A fascinating history of the so-called Promised Landas seen through the eyes of an estranged Jew from Cleveland. Brimming with classic Pekar asides and details, the book sheds light on a subject often obscured by heat. JT Waldman’s evocative artwork combines down-to-earth American Splendorstyle illustrations with motifs inspired by everything from mythology and Islamic art to illuminated manuscripts and Chagall. I never got to say goodbye to Harvey, but reading this book was like having a final conversation with him.” Josh Neufeld, American Splendorartist, and author and artist of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge “Pekar peppers accounts of perpetual persecution with poignant autobiographical anecdotes in this concise, compelling, and sure-to-be controversial graphic history of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. JT Waldman’s art, juxtaposing realism with ancient styles, rocking exquisite mosaics and elaborate medieval and Middle Eastern design flourishes, is nothing less than a majestic tour de Schwartz.” Jeff Newelt, HeebMagazine comics editor, and editor of Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland ” Not the Israel My Parents Promised Meis Harvey Pekar’s final exploration of his conflict over the history of Israel, as illuminated by JT Waldman’s protean art. This is their Jewish Book of Hours.” Dean Haspiel, artist of The Quitterand Cuba: My Revolution “One part history lesson, one part autobiography, and all Harvey Pekar, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Meis an insightful look at one of the burning topics of our time. With Pekar’s scholarship and humor and JT Waldman’s stylistically varied art, this graphic book is visually entertaining and highly informative.” Peter Kuper, artist of The Metamorphosis A fascinating history of the so-called Promised Land–as seen through the eyes of an estranged Jew from Cleveland. Brimming with classic Pekar asides and details, the book sheds light on a subject often obscured by heat. JT Waldman’s evocative artwork combines down-to-earth American Splendor -style illustrations with motifs inspired by everything from mythology and Islamic art to illuminated manuscripts and Chagall. I never got to say goodbye to Harvey, but reading this book was like having a final conversation with him. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me is Harvey Pekar’s final exploration of his conflict over the history of Israel, as illuminated by JT Waldman’s protean art. This is their Jewish Book of Hours. One part history lesson, one part autobiography, and all Harvey Pekar, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me is an insightful look at one of the burning topics of our time. With Pekar’s scholarship and humor and JT Waldman’s stylistically varied art, this graphic book is visually entertaining and highly informative. Pekar peppers accounts of perpetual persecution with poignant autobiographical anecdotes in this concise, compelling, and sure-to-be controversial graphic history of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. JT Waldman’s art, juxtaposing realism with ancient styles, rocking exquisite mosaics and elaborate medieval and Middle Eastern design flourishes, is nothing less than a majestic tour de Schwartz. This is not only Pekar’s greatest work, but probably the most powerful use of his talent for plainly speaking truth to power and ignorance. JT Waldman masterfully captures the wry innocence of Harvey’s interrogation while still celebrating the subtle contours of modern American Jewishness. This posthumous publication reflects the seminal graphic memoirist at his edgy best. [T]his posthumous work by Pekar functions as a multipronged exploration of religious, political, and personal histories and is all the richer for it . . . A sweet and simple epilogue by Pekar’s widow, Joyce Brabner, provides the perfect capstone.

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