Friday, October 24th, 6PM at the Penn Book Center! 


Comics author and historian Dan Mazur (with Alexander Danner) will be in the store to discuss his new book, Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present (from Thames & Hudson).

The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. 

He will talk about Argentinian comics artist and writer Alberto Breccia whose work was a substantial contribution to Latin American comics and The Year 24 Group, a collective of women comics artists and writers that revolutionized shōjo manga ("girl comics") in 1970's Japan.

POEM of the DAY

Monday, October 20, 2014 

"The Lonely River" by Ibn Khafaja
Translated by A.J. Arberry
from Arabic Poems edited by Marlé Hammond


Lonely river, spread

On its stony bed,

Sweeter far to sip

Than proud beauty's lip.


Curving through the land

Like a bracelet, and

Fringed with flowers gay,

Heaven's Milky War.


Overhanging boughs

Sweep about its brows,

Eyelashes that lie

Round an azure eye.


As the zephyrs play

The lithe branches sway:

Sunset's gorgeous beam

Gilds the silver stream. 

Arabic Poems (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780375712432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Everyman's Library, 6/2014

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