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The Resource The Quest for Jewish belief and identity in the graphic novel, Stephen E. Tabachnick, (electronic resource)

The Quest for Jewish belief and identity in the graphic novel, Stephen E. Tabachnick, (electronic resource)

Label
The Quest for Jewish belief and identity in the graphic novel
Title
The Quest for Jewish belief and identity in the graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen E. Tabachnick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many Jewish artists and writers contributed to the creation of popular comics and graphic novels, and in The Quest for Jewish Belief and Identity in the Graphic Novel, Stephen E. Tabachnick takes readers on an engaging tour of graphic novels that explore themes of Jewish identity and belief. The creators of Superman (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster), Batman (Bob Kane and Bill Finger), and the Marvel superheroes (Stan Lee and Jack Kirby), were Jewish, as was the founding editor of Mad magazine (Harvey Kurtzman). They often adapted Jewish folktales (like the Golem) or religious stories (such as the origin of Moses) for their comics, depicting characters wrestling with supernatural people and events. Likewise, some of the most significant graphic novels by Jews or about Jewish subject matter deal with questions of religious belief and Jewish identity. Their characters wrestle with belief--or nonbelief--in God, as well as with their own relationship to the Jews, the historical role of the Jewish people, the politics of Israel, and other issues related to Jewish identity. In The Quest for Jewish Belief and Identity in the Graphic Novel, Stephen E. Tabachnick delves into the vivid kaleidoscope of Jewish beliefs and identities, ranging from Orthodox belief to complete atheism, and a spectrum of feelings about identification with other Jews. He explores graphic novels at the highest echelon of the genre by more than thirty artists and writers, among them Harvey Pekar (American Splendor), Will Eisner (A Contract with God), Joann Sfar (The Rabbi's Cat), Miriam Katin (We Are On Our Own), Art Spiegelman (Maus), J.T. Waldman (Megillat Esther), Aline Kominsky Crumb (Need More Love), James Sturm (The Golem's Mighty Swing), Leela Corman (Unterzakhn), Ari Folman and David Polonsky (Waltz with Bashir), David Mairowitz and Robert Crumb's biography of Kafka, and many more. He also examines the work of a select few non-Jewish artists, such as Robert Crumb and Basil Wolverton, both of whom have created graphic adaptations of parts of the Hebrew Bible. Among the topics he discusses are graphic novel adaptations of the Bible; the Holocaust graphic novel; graphic novels about the Jews in Eastern and Western Europe and Africa, and the American Jewish immigrant experience; graphic novels about the lives of Jewish women; the Israel-centered graphic novel; and the Orthodox graphic novel. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography"--Provided by publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tabachnick, Stephen Ely,
Dewey number
741.53529924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jews and Judaism: history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Judaism and literature
  • Graphic novels
  • Jews in literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Jewish literature
  • Jews
Label
The Quest for Jewish belief and identity in the graphic novel, Stephen E. Tabachnick, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Adaptations of the Bible -- Religion and identity in Art Spiegelman's Maus -- The holocaust graphic novel -- The Jewish experience in Europe and beyond -- The American immigrant experience -- Some female American Jewish creators -- Identity and belief in the Israel-centered graphic novel -- The orthodox graphic novel
Control code
ocn879551039
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817387440
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879551039
Label
The Quest for Jewish belief and identity in the graphic novel, Stephen E. Tabachnick, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Adaptations of the Bible -- Religion and identity in Art Spiegelman's Maus -- The holocaust graphic novel -- The Jewish experience in Europe and beyond -- The American immigrant experience -- Some female American Jewish creators -- Identity and belief in the Israel-centered graphic novel -- The orthodox graphic novel
Control code
ocn879551039
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817387440
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879551039

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