Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City



Title
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City
Author
Guy Delisle
Call Number
PN6733.D44 C4913 2012
Location
1st Floor Graphic Novel
Rating
Highly Recommended
Book Review
Guy Delisle has written several graphic novel travelogues similar to this, as an outsider muddling his way through a fraught political environment (e.g., Burma and North Korea). In Jerusalem, he presents his experience as an atheist in the holy city though many short vignettes that chronicle events from the mundane (the routine of checkpoints and public transit) to the profound (settlers displacing Palestinians and the turmoil in Gaza). All throughout, his self-deprecating humor and his unadorned yet insightful observations make it a highly entertaining and informative read.
Submitted By
Taylor Greene
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

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