Berlin

Lutes, Jason

| 2018

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During the past two decades, Jason Lutes has quietly created one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age. Serialized in twenty-two issues, collected in two volumes, with a third to be released at the same time as this omnibus, Berlin has more than 100,000 copies in print and is one of the high-water marks of the medium: rich in its well-researched historical detail, compassionate in its character studies, and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism. Berlin is an intricate look at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens?Marthe Muller, a young woman escaping the memory of a brother killed in World War I, Kurt Severing, an idealistic journalist losing faith in the printed word as fascism and extremism take hold; the Brauns, a family torn apart by poverty and politics. Lutes weaves these characters lives...

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Mats Dahlstrm

2009-05-15

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Briljant grafisk romankonst. Mycket gripande livsden och lngt drivet nyttjande av seriemediets estetiska och stilistiska mjligheter (en av amerikanen Lutes' inspirationer r Scott McCloud). Knns som en nutida, europeisk o mer politisk efterfljare till landsmannen Will Eisners brooklynskildringar.