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Author Spiegelman, Art, author

Title In the shadow of no towers / Art Spiegelman
Edition Graphic novel edition
Published New York : Pantheon Books, 2004
New York, New York : Pantheon Books, 2004
©2004

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Description 9 pages, 7 pages of plates : chiefly color illustrations ; 37 cm
regular print
Contents The sky is falling -- In the shadow of no towers -- The comic supplement -- The Kin-der-Kids abroad : triumphant departure of the Kids in the family bathtub!! -- The war scare in Hogan's Alley -- The upside-downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Muffaroo : The fairy palace -- The glorious Fourth of July : How foxy grandpa began to read the Declaration of Independence, and how he was interrupted -- Is this Abdullah, the Arab chief? : No, Gwendolin, it's our old friend Happy Hooligan! -- Little Nemo in Slumberland -- Bringing up father
Summary 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
Notes On cardboard pages
Subject World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001)
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Graphic novels -- Nonfiction
Graphic novels.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Fiction.
LC no. 2004043870
ISBN 0375423079
9780375423079