"Have we arrived at the fascism portion of the evening?": Full house for Berlin's book club!

November 6, 2019

"Have we arrived at the fascism portion of the evening?": Full house for Berlin's book club!

The chill didn't stop anyone eager to talk about Jason Lutes's magnificent Berlin tonight: It was a full house for a discussion led by D+Q publisher Peggy Burns. 

The conversation, understandably for such an epic work (it took twenty years to write!), covered a lot of ground. The bystander effect, the moral implications of rising fascism, strong man politics, the looseness of the narrative, and the scope of the city portrayed were all touched on, with the sprawling discussion also touching on Animal House, Maus, The Winter Soldier, Kate Beaton, and the iconic Silence=Death political poster.

A fascinating time! 

Next up: Keum Suk Gendry-Kim's Grass, on December 4th. 

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Jason Lutes

Twenty years in the making, this sweeping masterpiece charts Berlin through the rise of Nazism During the past two decades, Jason Lutes has quietly...

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