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The Graphic Canon

Kick, Russ

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Title: The Graphic Canon

Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.

Binding: Soft cover

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2012. Paperback. Num Pages: 500 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: FX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 275 x 217 x 33. Weight in Grams: 1616. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781609803780

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Synopsis: The Graphic Canon, Volume 2 gives us a visual cornucopia based on the wealth of literature from the 1800s. Several artists?including Maxon Crumb and Gris Grimly?present their versions of Edgar Allan Poe?s visions. The great American novel Huckleberry Finn is adapted uncensored for the first time, as Twain wrote it. The bad boys of Romanticism?Shelley, Keats, and Byron?are visualized here, and so are the Brontë sisters. We see both of Coleridge?s most famous poems: ?Kubla Khan? and ?The Rime of the Ancient Mariner? (the latter by British comics legend Hunt Emerson). Philosophy and science are ably represented by ink versions of Nietzsche?sThus Spake Zarathustra and Darwin?s On the Origin of Species.

FrankensteinMoby-DickLes MisérablesGreat ExpectationsMiddlemarchAnna KareninaCrime and Punishment (a hallucinatory take on the pivotal murder scene), Thoreau?s Walden (in spare line art by John Porcellino of King-Cat Comics fame), ?The Drunken Boat? by Rimbaud, Leaves of Grass by Whitman, and two of Emily Dickinson?s greatest poems are all present and accounted for. John Coulthart has created ten magnificent full-page collages that tell the story of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. And Pride and Prejudice has never looked this splendiferous!

This volume is a special treat for Lewis Carroll fans. Dame Darcy puts her unmistakable stamp on?what else??the Alice books in a new 16-page tour-de-force, while a dozen other artists present their versions of the most famous characters and moments from Wonderland. There?s also a gorgeous silhouetted telling of ?Jabberwocky,? and Mahendra?s Singh?s surrealistic take on ?The Hunting of the Snark.?

Curveballs in this volume include fairy tales illustrated by the untameable S. Clay Wilson, a fiery speech from freed slave Frederick Douglass (rendered in stark black and white by Seth Tobocman), a letter on reincarnation from Flaubert, the Victorian erotic classic Venus in Furs, the drug classic The Hasheesh Eater, and silk-screened illustrations for the ghastly children?s classic Der Struwwelpeter. Among many other canonical works.

About the Author: Founder of the website The Memory Hole, which archived sensitive and difficult to find official documents, RUSS KICK has devoted much of his life to digging up what others hope to keep buried. His bestselling anthologies, including You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, have sold over half a million copies. The New York Times has dubbed Kick "an information archaeologist," Details magazine described Kick as ?a Renaissance man,? and Utne Reader named him one of its ?50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.? Russ Kick lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tucson, Arizona.

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