Book Review|Newly Published, From Che Guevara to Sapiens
Jan. 14, 2022
GEORGE SPROTT: 1894-1975, by Seth. (Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95.) First serialized successful The New York Times Magazine, this is the sweet, bittersweet communicative of George Sprott, the aging big of a long-running tv show, arsenic rendered successful Seth’s cleanable lines.
BLUBBER, by Gilbert Hernandez. (Fantagraphics, $19.99.) Hernandez, 1 of the creators of the beloved “Love and Rockets” strip, present offers a menagerie of weird invented monsters — similar the Pollum, the Junipero Molestat, the mythical Forest Nimmy — engaged successful unspeakable and unusual acts.
SAPIENS: A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization, by Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave. (Harper Perennial, $25.99.) This 2nd measurement of the graphic mentation of Harari’s publication astir the evolutionary past of humans focuses connected the cultivation gyration of 12,000 years ago.
ENTER THE BLUE, by Dave Chisholm. (Z2 Comics, $19.99.) The fable of a mysterious jazz realm, the Blue, is explored done the communicative of a instrumentalist who has gone comatose. The euphony and its enigmatic secrets are presented successful afloat color.
TIDES, by Sara Freeman. (Grove, $26.) Mara, a 37-year-old grieving from the nonaccomplishment of her kid during a stillbirth, uproots her beingness and moves to a seaside town, wherever she works astatine a vino store and dilatory learns to heal.
THERE IS LIFE AFTER THE NOBEL PRIZE, by Eric R. Kandel. (Columbia University, $19.95.) The neuroscientist writes astir his lab’s technological advances, his accomplishments, and idiosyncratic revelations since helium won the Nobel Prize successful 2000.
I EMBRACE YOU WITH ALL MY REVOLUTIONARY FERVOR: Letters: 1947-1967, by Che Guevara. (Seven Stories, $35.) This postulation spans the past 20 years of Guevara’s beingness and includes letters sent during his Motorcycle Diaries trip, the Cuban gyration and more.
AMERICAN URBANIST: How William H. Whyte’s Unconventional Wisdom Reshaped Public Life, by Richard K. Rein. (Island Press, $35.) This intelligence biography of Whyte, a pioneer of people-centered municipality design, covers 5 decades of his probe and writing, including his 1956 champion seller, “The Organization Man.”