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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: US SPECFIC STU2017
Title: The Golem's Mighty Swing
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Personal name: Sturm, James
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014601 checked in 2020-01-15 13:16:35

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Speculative Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 978-1770462830
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn + Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: May, 2017
Other physical details: softcover, paperback
Summary, etc. note: A new edition of the classic tale of a barnstorming Jewish baseball team during the great depression Before penning his acclaimed graphic novel Market Day and founding the Center for Cartoon Studies, James Sturm proved his worth as a master cartoonist with the eloquent graphic novel, The Golem's Mighty Swing, one of the first breakout graphic novel hits of the twenty-first century. Sturm's fascination with the invisible America has been the crux of his comics work, exploring the rarely-told or oft-forgotten bits of history that define a country. By reuniting America’s greatest pastime with its hidden history, the graphic novel tells the story of the Stars of David, a barnstorming Jewish baseball team of the depression era. Led by its manager and third baseman, the nomadic team travels from small town to small town providing the thrill of the sport while playing up their religious exoticism as a curio for people to gawk at, heckle, and taunt. When the team’s fortunes fall, the players are presented a plan to get people in the stands. But by placing their fortunes in the hands of a promoter, the Stars of David find themselves fanning the flames of ethnic tensions. Sturm's nuanced composition is on full display as he deftly builds the climax of the game against the rising anti-semitic fervor of the crowd. Baseball, small towns, racial tensions, and the desperate grasp for the American Dream: The Golem’s Mighty Swing is a classic American novel.
Expansion of summary note: baseball, racism, small town, anti-semitism, mysticism, rural, great depression, Jewish, Judaism, USA, United States, American, 1920s, golem
Source of acquisition: Amnon Buchbinder's collection
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: January, 2020
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