Thursday, January 03, 2008

Graphic Gift

This has been one of the LumpenProf's favorite gifts this year:

The book is the graphic (in both senses of the word) account of the author's girlhood during the Iranian revolution. I'm looking forward to seeing the animated film version now which has been getting such rave reviews. Somehow wrapping my social history in the form of a graphic novel makes this painful bit of recent history trick me into thinking I'm not working. I've taught Ruis' Marx for Beginners, but somehow I've overlooked the more recent graphic novels as possible classroom texts. I'll have to give some thought on how to remedy this.

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