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Waltz with Bashir : a Lebanon war story

Author
Folman, Ari.
Preferred Title
Ṿals ʻim Bashir. English
Title
Waltz with Bashir : a Lebanon war story / Ari Folman, David Polonsky.
Format
Book
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Published
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.
Description
117 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Other contributors
Polonsky, David.
Summary
In Beirut in September 1982, while Israeli soldiers secured the area, a Christian militia entered the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila and massacred hundreds, if not thousands, of Palestinians. Ari Folman was one of those Israeli soldiers, but for more than twenty years he remembered nothing of that night. Then came a friend's disturbing dream and with it Folman's need to excavate the truth of the war in Lebanon and answer the crucial question: What was he doing during the hours of slaughter at Sabra and Shatila? Stunningly original in form, Waltz with Bashir follows Folman's journey deep into the darkness of Beirut. Drawing on the stories of other soldiers and his own returning fragments of memory, Folman painfully and candidly pieces together the war and his place in it: the senselessness of the soldiers' orders; the fear that pervades every moment; the casual bloodshed of civilians, culminating in the massacres themselves. The result is a graphic novel that is as damning as it is beautiful. An indictment of violence of extraordinary power, Waltz with Bashir will take its place.
Subject headings
Folman, Ari--Comic books, strips, etc.
Sabra and Shatila Massacre, Lebanon, 1982--Personal narratives, Israeli--Comic books, strips, etc.
Lebanon--History--Israeli intervention, 1982-1985--Atrocities--Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre heading
Graphic novels.
ISBN
9780805086737 (hardcover)
0805086730 (hardcover)
0805088180 (hardcover)
9780805088182 (hardcover)
9780805088922 (pbk.)
080508892X (pbk.)

Holdings

Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
DS87.53 .F6513 2009
Location
Stacks
Floor
3rd Floor
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Library
Southeast Library - New Albany
Call Number
PN6728.F6513 W3 2008
Location
Stacks
Floor
3rd Floor
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