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Greenbaum, Andrea. The Tropes of War: Visual hyperbole and spectacular culture. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1057/9781137550774
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-137-55076-7
BibTeX citation key: Greenbaum2015a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Maus", "Waltz with Bashir", Autobiography, Didactics, Folman. Ari, Israel, Memoria, Spiegelman. Art, USA, War
Creators: Greenbaum
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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This book examines the myriad ways in which war is culturally reassembled, appropriated, and commodified as it manifests itself in our culture and invades our public imagination and becomes an indelible part of our landscape through fashion, movies, graphic novels, television etc.

Table of Contents

List of Figures (vii)
Joseph D. Harris: Foreword (ix)
Acknowledgments (xi)

Introduction (1)

1. The Mother of All Tropes: Visual Hyperbole and the Middle East (8)
2. War and the Graphic Novel: Memory as Enthymeme in Maus and Waltz with Bashir (20)
3. The War Documentary: Restrepo and the Synecdoche of Masculinity (30)
4. Metonymy of Peace: The Comic Book Peace Project (40)
5. Conclusion: Living in the Age of Babel: War, Rhetoric, and the Perils of Hyperbole (56)

Michael J. Leitner: Afterword (59)

Bibliography (62)
Index (69)

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