Guy Delisle

presents

Jerusalem:
Chronicles from the Holy City

This event includes a book signing

Date

Apr
25
Wednesday
April 25, 2012
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is delighted to welcome graphic novelist GUY DELISLE for a discussion of his latest beautifully illustrated travelogue, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City.

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 medium.

Guy Delisle
Guy Delisle

Guy Delisle

Guy Delisle is a comic book author from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He studied animation at Sheridan College near Toronto, and then worked for the animation studio CinéGroupe in Montreal. He later worked for different studios in Canada, Germany, France, China and North Korea. His experiences as a supervisor of animation work by studios in Asia were recounted in two graphic novels, Shenzhen and Pyongyang. The two books, Delisle's most famous works, have been translated into many languages, including English, German, Italian, Polish, Czech, Spanish, Portuguese and Finnish .

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