The Jew of New York
In 1825, Mordecai Noah, a New York politician and amateur playwright possessed of a utopian vision, summoned all the lost tribes of Israel to an island near Buffalo in the hope of establishing a Jewish state. His failed plan, a mere footnote in Jewish-American history, is the starting point for Ben Katchor's brilliantly imagined epic that unfolds on the streets of New York a few years later.
A disgraced kosher slaughterer, an importer of religious articles and women's hosiery, a pilgrim peddling soil from the Holy Land, a latter-day Kabbalist, a man with plans to carbonate Lake Erie--these are just some of the characters who move through Katchor's universe, their lives interwoven in a common struggle to settle into the New World even as it erupts into a financial frenzy that could as easily leave them bankrupt as carry them into the future.
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Review: The Jew of New YorkUser Review - Julie Layton - Goodreads
Loved the illustrations but some times the Very farfetched plot lines drove me nuts. Read full review
Review: The Jew of New YorkUser Review - Lee - Goodreads
This comic was very disjointed and erratic. It was certainly unique, but that does not always mean good. I kept reading because I was expecting something to happen, but it never did. Read full review
Graphic Novel Challenge Blog: The Jew of New York, by Ben Katchor
I picked up Ben Katchor's much-praised graphic novel, The Jew of New York, which I chose for this challenge after hearing about it in a multi-ethnic ...
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It is the mission of ''The Jew of New York'' to connect these dots. ... ''The Jew of New York'' is not only something to read but to ponder -- an object ...
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Now there is The Jew of New York - Katchor’s most ambitious work to date and the best graphic novel since Art Spiegelman’s Maus, demonstrating why The New ...
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The Jew of New York is a graphic novel by Ben Katchor. It was originally serialized in the pages of The Forward before being published in book form in 1998. ...
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Pantheon | Catalog | The Jew of New York by Ben Katchor
Ben Katchor is the author of The Jew of New York and Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. A 2000 macarthur Foundation Fellow, he lives in New York. ...
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read yourself RAW - Profile: Ben Katchor
"The Jew of New York is a rich, heaping, and delicious meal, and the only proper response, really, is thank you." 1998 Books Of The Year, The Comics Journal ...
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Considerably more complicated narratively than the one-page short-story format of his 1996 book of Knipl strips, The Jew of New York is a graphic novel that ...
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comics research bibliography: Ben Katchor Based on the comics ...
Book Review Revue: The Jew of New York by Ben Katchor. The Stranger (February 11). Mallon, Matthew. 2000. Coffee-table Comics [Katchor's 'The Beauty Supply ...
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Contemporary Jewish Museum - San Francisco California
His characters were exiles, émigrés, and tourists, whether they inhabited the nineteenth-century setting of The Jew of New York or the contemporary island ...
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Like Katchor’s The Jew of New York, Chabon’s upcoming. novel, working-titled Alyeska, posits an Israel established in a cold ...
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