Fort Greene store:
Monday, November 12, 7:30 PM
Jason Lutes presents Berlin
In conversation with Gal Beckerman
Visual presentation and discussion
During the past two decades, Jason Lutes has quietly created one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age. Serialized over twenty-three years and collected in three volumes – City of Stones, City of Smoke, and the newly released City of Light (as well as a new omnibus collecting the entire series) – Berlin is an intricate look at the fall of the Weimar Republic through the eyes of its citizens. As extremism rises in 1920s-1930s Germany and relationships are torn apart by poverty and politics, the sensuous international metropolis that was Weimar-era Berlin is slowly and visibly destroyed. Rich in its researched historical detail; compassionate in its character studies; and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism, Berlin is both “a watershed achievement [and] a newly necessary book” (Alexander Chee). Greenlight is honored to host Lutes to celebrate the conclusion of his epic and genre-defining project with a visual presentation and discussion with Gal Beckerman, editor at the New York Times Book Review.