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Inhaltsangabe: 'In a nice Mexican bar, the air now cool, the glare gone briefly, a glass in hand, calm, yes calm, music from speakers...a soothing music, and the eyes of everyone in the place seem peaceful, the bartender a smile...it is safe but then, the thought comes that only at such moments can you be taken, that it is not the midnight street, the dark alley, the clot of cholos leaning against a wall on the corner, the police with their cash register eyes, the new pickups, huge and with darkened glass, no, it is not these signals of menace that one must be on guard for, it is this moment in the bar, this calm, the music, the bead of moisture slowly trickling down the glass, that is when they will come, you will disappear, yes, you will leave with them, be forced into a car and leave behind you only very vague memories which before the next drink is swallowed will have vanished. It is always when you relax and feel safe in this place that you are no longer safe, that the pain and terror come and to be honest, the thing you have been dodging but waiting for, the credit flashing on the screen that says, 'The End'. That is what everyone on every street here knows and waits for and never mentions...' - Charles Bowden, from "Dreamland". What do you call a place where people are tortured and murdered and buried in the backyard of a nice, middle-class condo? Where police work for the drug cartels? Where the meanings of words such as 'border' and 'crime' and 'justice' are emptying out into the streets and flowing down into the sewers? You call it Juarez or, better yet, Dreamland. Realizing that merely reporting the facts cannot capture the massive disintegration of society that is happening along the border, Charles Bowden and Alice Leora Briggs use nonfiction and graffito drawings to depict the surreality that is Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Starting from an incident in which a Mexican informant for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security murdered a man while U.S. agents listened in by cell phone - and did nothing to intervene - Bowden forcefully and poetically describes the breakdown of all order in Juarez as the power of the drug industry outstrips the power of the state. Alice Leora Briggs' drawings - reminiscent of Northern Renaissance engraving and profoundly disquieting - intensify the reality of this place where atrocities happen daily and no one, neither citizens nor governments, openly acknowledges them. With the feel of a graphic novel, the look of an illuminated medieval manuscript, and the harshness of a police blotter, "Dreamland" captures the routine brutality, resilient courage, and rapacious daily commerce along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Über den Autor: CHARLES BOWDEN is a long-time observer of social issues on the U.S.-Mexico border. His recent books include A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior; Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family; Blues for Cannibals: Notes from Underground; Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America; Desierto: Memories of the Future; Inferno (with Michael Berman); Exodus/Éxodo (with Julián Cardona); Trinity (also with Michael Berman); and Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing: Living in the Future.

ALICE LEORA BRIGGS has exhibited her drawings and architectural installations in museums, galleries, and nonprofit spaces across the United States and in Europe. Recent fellowships and grants include awards from Border Art Residency, Jentel Foundation, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Contemporary Forum and Cummings Endowment Fund, Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Larry E. Elsner Art Foundation, and Dallas Museum of Art's Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant. She lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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Buchbeschreibung 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 183mm x 20mm x 254mm. Hardcover. and rapacious daily commerce along the U.S.-Mexico border. What do you call a place where people are tortured, murdered and buried in the backyard of a nice, middle-class cond.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 165 pages. 0.635. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780292721234

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Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Briggs, Alice Leora (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. First Edition of this graphic novel of the US-Mexico border. Black cover boards with gilt title to spine, clean with little noticeable wear. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Dust jacket is clean with no tears or stains, price intact on flap, in mylar sleeve. "What do you call a place where people are tortured and murdered and buried in the backyard of a nice, middle-class condo? Where the meanings of words such as "border" and "crime" and "justice" are emptying out into the streets and flowing down into the sewers? You call it Juarez, or, better yet, Dreamland. Realizing that merely reporting the facts cannot capture the massive disintegration of society that is happening along the border, Charles Bowden and Alice Leora Briggs use nonfiction and sgraffito drawings to depict the surreality that is Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. With the feel of a graphic novel, the look of an illuminated medieval manuscript, and the harshness of a police blotter, this book captures the routine brutality, resilient courage, and rapacious daily commerce along the U.S. - Mexico border," says the publisher's description. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004662

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Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: NEW. Alice Leora Briggs (illustrator). First edition. SIGNED. 165pp. Quarto [25.5 cm]. Black cloth with gold stamped titles on the spine. Fine. Illustrated dust jacket, also Fine. Signed by Charles Bowden on the title page. The terrifying words of Charles Bowden matched with the torturous drawings of Alice Leora Briggs. This book explores the depths of the modern-day living nightmare that is Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; where the line between cops, drug cartels, governments, innocent bystanders, and executioners becomes dangerously blurry. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20980

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Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: NEW. Alice Leora Briggs (illustrator). First edition. SIGNED. 165pp. Quarto [25.5 cm]. Black cloth with gold stamped titles on the spine. Fine. Illustrated dust jacket, also Fine. Signed by Charles Bowden on the title page. The terrifying words of Charles Bowden matched with the torturous drawings of Alice Leora Briggs. This book explores the depths of the modern-day living nightmare that is Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; where the line between cops, drug cartels, governments, innocent bystanders, and executioners becomes dangerously blurry. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21091

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Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin, 2010. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Alice Leora Briggs (illustrator). First Edition. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., no flaws - a pristine, unused copy.; this copy is signed by charles bowden and alice leora briggs on the title page, in black pen.; 165pp., illustrated throughout in b/w. it is hard to write about how great this book is, how fortunate the collaboration, when the subject is so disturbing, so fiendishly complex. william burroughs saw this coming, of course. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13760

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