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Waltz with Bashir: a Lebanon war story

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2008.
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1st U.S. ed.
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An engaging, enlightening "biography" of the ancient Hindu manuscript that became the world's most famous sex manual The "Kamasutra "is one of the world's best-known yet least-understood texts, its title instantly familiar but its actual contents widely misconstrued. In the popular imagination, it is a work of practical pornography, a how-to guide of absurdly acrobatic sexual techniques. Yet the book began its long life in third-century India as something quite different: a seven-volume vision of an ideal life of urbane sophistication, offering advice on matters from friendship to household decoration. Over the ensuing centuries, the "Kamasutra "was first celebrated, then neglected, and very nearly lost--until an outrageous adventurer introduced it to the West and earned literary immortality.In lively and lucid prose, James McConnachie provides a rare, intimate look at the exquisite civilization that produced this cultural cornerstone. He details the quest of famed explorer Richard F. Burton, who--along with his clandestine coterie of libertines and iconoclasts--unleashed the "Kamasutra "on English society as a deliberate slap at Victorian prudishness and paternalism. And he describes how the "Kamasutra "was driven underground into the hands of pirate pornographers, until the end of the "Lady Chatterley "obscenity ban thrust it once more into contentious daylight. The first work to tell the full story of the "Kamasutra," "The Book of Love "explores how a remarkable way of looking at the world came to be cradled between book covers--and survived.
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display_descriptionIn 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.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Biographies
Comics (Graphic works)
Folman, Ari. -- Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Lebanon -- History -- Israeli intervention, 1982-1985 -- Atrocities -- Comic books, strips, etc
Personal narratives
Sabra and Shatila Massacre, Lebanon, 1982 -- Personal narratives, Israeli -- Comic books, strips, etc
Soldiers -- Israel -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
title_displayWaltz with Bashir : a Lebanon war story
title_fullWaltz with Bashir : a Lebanon war story / Ari Folman, David Polonsky
title_shortWaltz with Bashir
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topic_facetAtrocities
Folman, Ari
History
Sabra and Shatila Massacre, Lebanon, 1982
Soldiers