Unterzakhn

Unterzakhn

by Leela Corman

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ISBN-13: 9780805242591
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 694,256
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

LEELA CORMAN has illustrated books on subjects ranging from urban gardening to the history of the skirt, and her work has also appeared in The New York Times, on WNET/Thirteen, and in The Boston Phoenix, Lilith, Bust, and Tikkun. She studied painting, printmaking, and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art. Leela is also a professional belly dancer. Her radio show, "Ecstacy to Frenzy" airs weekly on GROWRadio. She lives in Florida.

Visit Leela: http://www.leelacorman.com.

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Unterzakhn 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
greydoll on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Set in New York's Lower East Side in the early 1900s, "Unterzakhn" tells the story of twin sisters Fanya and Esther as they grow from children into women and life takes them in different directions. Life is hard for these daughters of Polish Jewish immigrants. A gentle father whom they love and a tough mother who runs a corset shop and has strong ideas about what a girl should do with her life - which don't include time-wasting activities like learning to read. Pogroms, ladies doctors, burlesque and brothels, tough streets, and tough choices abound. Corman's bold, largely black and white art work reminds me of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels such as "Persepolis"; but Corman's artwork is more immediately expressive in its line and texture. A brilliant book with a lot of story and great graphics.
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