But Finck turns it around; the comic continues with a brief description of the man and ends abruptly. Her first graphic novel, A Bintel Brief:
Columbia University Press Format Available: All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society.
This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black—white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups.
Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more.
From the petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past.Drawn from these letters--selected and adapted by Liana Finck and brought to life in her appealing two-color illustrations--A Bintel Brief is a tour of Lower East Side New York, and includes an imaginative conversation with the Yiddish "Dear Abby," Abraham Cahan, The Forward's legendary editor and creator of the Bintel Brief column.
A Bintel Brief is based on archival materials; an advice column in a Yiddish newspaper published in the early 20th century.
The novel is framed around the encounter between Finck and the author of the responses to the letters (and maybe some of the letters themselves), Abraham Cahan. Drawn from these letters—selected and adapted by Liana Finck and brought to life in her appealing two-color illustrations—A Bintel Brief is a tour of Lower East Side New York, and includes an imaginative conversation with the Yiddish "e;Dear Abby,"e; Abraham Cahan, The Forward's legendary editor and creator of the Bintel Brief column.
A Graphic Memoir That Confronts the Weirdness Within September 26, Art & Culture, Books Category: Art & Culture,Books PASSING FOR HUMAN A Graphic Memoir By Liana Finck Illustrated. pp. Random House. $ Liana Finck. Liana Finck is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The Awl, and Catapult.
She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists.
A Bintel Brief - Liana Finck - Paperback - HarperCollins US A Bintel Brief "A Bundle of Letters"â€”was the enormously popular advice column of The Forward, the widely read Yiddish language newspaper begun in New York.