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    DescriptionIn late 1995 and early 1996, cartoonist/reporter Joe Sacco travelled four times to Gorazde, a UN-designated safe area during the Bosnian War, which had teetered on the brink of obliteration for three and a half years. Still surrounded by Bosnian Serb forces, the mainly Muslim people of Gorazde had endured heavy attacks and severe privation to hang on to their town while the rest of Eastern Bosnia was brutally 'cleansed' of its non-Serb population. But as much as Safe Area Gorazde is an account of a terrible siege, it presents a snapshot of people who were slowly letting themselves believe that a war was ending and that they had survived. Since it was first published in 2000, Safe Area Gorazde has been recognized as one of the absolute classics of graphic non-fiction. We are delighted to publish it in the UK for the first time, to stand beside Joe Sacco's other books on the Cape list - Palestine, The Fixer and Notes from a Defeatist.


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    Title
    Safe Area Gorazde
    Subtitle
    The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-95
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joe Sacco, Introduction by Christopher Hitchens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 236
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 554 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780224080897
    ISBN 10: 022408089X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVWYV
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVWYB
    DC22: 741.5
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP, CHRN/1990, CHRN/LATE20
    DC22: 949.703
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVWYB, 1DVWYV
    BISAC V2.8: CGN007000
    Thema V1.0: XQA
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publication date
    12 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joe Sacco, one of the world's foremost cartoonists, is widely hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics. He is the author of Palestine, The Fixer, Notes from a Defeatist and Footnotes in Gaza, all published by Jonathan Cape.
    Review quote
    "Sacco has produced a work that improbably manages to combine rare insight into what the war in Bosnia felt like on the ground with a mature and nuanced political and historical understanding of the conflict... Of the myriad books that have appeared about Bosnia, few have told the truth more bravely than Sacco. He is an immense talent, from whom we will hear a great deal more" -- David Rieff New York Times Book Review "Harrowing and bleakly humorous, Sacco's account of life during the Balkan conflict is a timeless portrait of ordinary people caught in desperate circumstances. It's also a work of genius in an unlikely genre: journalism in comic book form" Utne Reader "Like Art Spiegelman's Maus, Sacco's book juxtaposes the pop style of comics with human tragedy, making the brutality of war all the more jarring" Time