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Goliath

Gauld, Tom

ISBN 10: 1770460659 / 1-77046-065-9
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Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
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A master of stripped-down, powerful storytelling reworks the David-and-Goliath myth

"Gauld's Goliath is a master class in reduction...a celebration of the Christian underdog becomes a subtle meditation on the power of spin and the absurdity of war."– The Times of London   Goliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: “Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants.” Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield-bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings.

This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath’s side of the Valley of Elah. Quiet moments in Goliath’s life as a soldier are accentuated by Tom Gauld’s drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near-geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Goliath’s battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures. Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized.

 

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Book Description: Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Macmillan US | Graphic Novel | Im trostlosen Niemandsland zwischen dem Heerlager der Philister und der Israeliten hockt der ratlose Riese Goliath. Er weiß nicht, wie ihm geschieht oder was er dort zu suchen hat. Anders als in der Bibel ist Goliath in dieser überraschenden Interpretation der Geschichte kein kampflustiger, brutaler Krieger, sondern ein ruhiger, schlichter Mann, der im Heer lieber administrative Pflichten erfüllt. Die von ihm geforderten täglichen Drohgebärden gegen das feindliche Heer überfordern ihn, und so wird ihm seine physische Größe letztlich zum Verhängnis. Indem er die biblische Geschichte von David und Goliath aus der Perspektive des Riesen erzählt, gibt Tom Gould diesem nicht nur seine Menschlichkeit zurück, sondern stellt zugleich unsere Weltsicht auf den Kopf. Durch Goulds lakonischen, reduzierten Zeichen- und Erzählstil und seinen trockenen, süffisanten Humor erfährt die Erzählung nicht nur inhaltlich, sondern auch symbolisch einen Neuanstrich: Als Marionette des Kriegsapparats der Philister wird der biblische Hüne zu einem Sinnbild für die Absurdität des Krieges und dem Machtstreben der Menschen.Goliath of Gath isn't much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he'd pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: "Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me, then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants." From one of Britain's most popular cartoonists, Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized. | Format: Hardback | Language/Sprache: english | 454 gr | 248x171x14 mm | 96 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9781770460652

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Book Description: Drawn and Quarterly, Canada, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 244 x 168 mm. Brand New Book. A master of stripped-down, powerful storytelling reworks the David-and-Goliath myth Gauld s Goliath is a master class in reduction.a celebration of the Christian underdog becomes a subtle meditation on the power of spin and the absurdity of war. - The Times of London Goliath of Gath isn t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants. Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield-bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings. This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath s side of the Valley of Elah. Quiet moments in Goliath s life as a soldier are accentuated by Tom Gauld s drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near-geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Goliath s battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures. Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781770460652

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Book Description: Drawn and Quarterly, Canada, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 244 x 168 mm. Brand New Book. A master of stripped-down, powerful storytelling reworks the David-and-Goliath myth Gauld s Goliath is a master class in reduction.a celebration of the Christian underdog becomes a subtle meditation on the power of spin and the absurdity of war. - The Times of London Goliath of Gath isn t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants. Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield-bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings. This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliath s side of the Valley of Elah. Quiet moments in Goliath s life as a soldier are accentuated by Tom Gauld s drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near-geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Goliath s battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures. Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781770460652

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Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. A master of striped-down, powerful storytelling reworks the David-and-Goliath mythGoliath of Gath isnt much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he would pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants. Day after day he reluctantly repeats his speech, and the isolation of this duty gives him the chance to banter with his shield-bearer and reflect on the beauty of his surroundings. This is the story of David and Goliath as seen from Goliaths side of the Valley of Elah. Quiet moments in Goliaths life as a soldier are accentuated by Tom Gaulds drawing style, which contrasts minimalist scenery and near-geometric humans with densely crosshatched detail reminiscent of Edward Gorey. Goliaths battle is simultaneously tragic and bleakly funny, as bureaucracy pervades even this most mythic of figures. Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9781770460652

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