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Graphic Canon : Volume One . From Gilgamesh to Dangerous Liasons

Graphic Canon : Volume One . From Gilgamesh to Dangerous Liasons

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A gorgeous, one-of-a-kind trilogy brings classic literature of the world together with legendary graphic artists and illustrators. Volume 1 whirls from eye-popping renditions of the great epics like The Odyssey and The Canterbury Tales; to Robert Crumb's rarely seen adaptation of Boswell's London Journal; from the Book of Esther from the Old Testament to Hinduism's Bhagavad Gita; from three of Shakespeare's greatest plays (including a manga Macbeth) to Gulliver's Travels; all the way to the decadent French classic Dangerous Liasons. And much, much, much more.


"Through the reprinted and newly-produced work of 59 (mainly American) adapters and 58 adapted titles, this is not only a survey of the world's diverse artistic past, but also a breathtaking glimpse of this young medium's incredible future."
--"Booklist," starred review
"The graphic publishing literary event of the year."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"This meaty slab is laced with more wit, beauty, social commentary and shock than one might expect. . . If artists, as British sculptor Anish Kapoor famously said, make mythologies, then this volume is genuinely a marriage of equals."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
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""The Graphic Canon "is absolutely the most ambitious book I've picked up this year."
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"The Western literary canon has long been debated and criticized by academics, and rightly so. Which books belong and which don't? Now "The Graphic Canon," a three-volume series edited by Russ Kick which presents classic lit as comic strips, adds a bit more fuel to the intellectual fires."
--Steven Heller, "The Atlantic "
"These are 500 pages that contain more intelligence, wit, and savvy social commentary than anything else I have read in a long time. It is an amazing work. It is wild. It is dirty at times. It is nothing short of beautiful."
--"New Straits Times"
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"The diversity and excellence of this volume is just about overwhelming."
--"The Austin Chronicle"
"Looks like a must-buy for all academic libraries, many public libraries, and many high schools, and an exciting new benchmark for comics!"
--Martha Cornog, "Library Journal"
"This is a masterpiece of literary choices as well as art and interpretation. It is a perfect graduation or summer-reading present, and the solid editing, including introductory notes for each piece, makes it a required purchase for any library."
--"School Library Journal
"It takes time to read this book, but it is a book worth taking time over [...]

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General Fields

  • : 9781609803766
  • : RH
  • : RH
  • : May 2012
  • : 275mm X 216mm X 33mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 502
  • : chiefly col. Illustrations
  • : TP
  • : 712