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Jerusalem : chronicles from the Holy City / Guy Delisle ; coloured by Lucie Firoud & Guy Delisle ; translated by Helge Dascher.

  • Delisle, Guy
Date
2012
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

Chroniques de Jérusalem. English

Description

Guy Delisle expertly lays the groundwork for a cultural road map of contemporary Jerusalem, utilizing the classic stranger-in-a-strange-land point of view that made his other books, Pyongyang, Shenzhen, and Burma Chronicles, required reading for understanding what daily life is like in cities few are able to travel to. In Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays. When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle's drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and drawing everything. Jerusalem showcases once more Delisle's mastery of the travelogue.

Publication/Creation

London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.

Physical description

336 pages : chiefly illustrated (some colour) ; 23 cm

Language note

Translated from the French.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    ZOBA.291.AA10
    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780224096690
  • 0224096699