The Golem's Mighty Swing

The Golem's Mighty Swing

Book - 2001
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James Sturm pens this richly evocative graphic novel set in the 1920s. The Stars of David, a barnstorming Jewish baseball team, travel from town to town earning a living by playing local squads. They all sport beards, a gimmick to attract patrons but when financial difficulties threaten to end their season they cast their lot with a Chicago promoter who has just seen the hugely successful German silent film Der Golem... With the golem, a baseball game is transformed into a mythical pageant. Fear and curiosity fills the stadium, but it also stokes the flames of anti-Semitism. Winning the game for the Stars of David becomes less important then surviving it. With a sepia-tinted cinematic style, this compelling book reminds us that making it home is at the heart of baseball.
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, c2001.
ISBN: 9781896597454
Branch Call Number: 741.5 Sturm
Characteristics: 99 p. : ill.


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Jun 29, 2016

Good simple drawings, decent story.

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