Graphic Canon From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest

ISBN-10: 1609803809

ISBN-13: 9781609803803

Edition: 2013

Authors: Russ Kick

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The classic literary canon meets the comics artists, illustrators, and other artists who have remade reading in Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-colorThe Graphic Canon, volumes 1, 2, and 3.Volume 3 brings to life the literature of the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st, including a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H.G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston, a disturbing meditation onNaked Lunch, Rilke's soul-stirringLetters to a Young Poet, Anaïs Nin's diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classicThe Man With the Golden Arm(published four years before William Burroughs'Junky), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme.The towering works of modernism are here--T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land," Yeats's "The Second Coming" done as a magazine spread,Heart of Darkness, stories from Kafka,The Voyage Outby Virginia Woolf, James Joyce's masterpiece,Ulysses, and his short story "Araby" from Dubliners, rare early work from Faulkner and Hemingway (by artists who have drawn for Marvel), and poems by Gertrude Stein and Edna St. Vincent Millay.You'll also find original comic versions of short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, Flannery O'Connor, and Saki (manga style), plus adaptations ofLolita(and everyone said it couldn't be done!),The Age of Innocence, SiddharthaandSteppenwolfby Hermann Hesse, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes,One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,Last Exit to Brooklyn, J.G. Ballard'sCrash, and photo-dioramas forAnimal FarmandThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Feast your eyes on new full-page illustrations for1984,Brave New World,Waiting for Godot,One Hundred Years of Solitude,The Bell Jar,On the Road,Lord of the Flies,The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and three Borges stories.Robert Crumb's rarely seen adaptation ofNauseacaptures Sartre's existential dread. Dame Darcy illustrates Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece,Blood Meridian, universally considered one of the most brutal novels ever written and long regarded as unfilmable by Hollywood. Tara Seibel, the only female artist involved with the Harvey Pekar Project, turns in an exquisite series of illustrations forThe Great Gatsby. And then there's the moment we've been waiting for: the first graphic adaptation from Kurt Vonnegut's masterwork, Slaughterhouse-Five. Among many other gems.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 6/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 564
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.938
Language: English

Russ Kick is the editor of the three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon and the bestselling anthologies You Are Being Lied To, Everything You Know is Wrong, 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know and Death Poems: Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, Tear-Jerking, Wise, Profound, Angry, Funny, Spiritual, Atheistic, Uncertain, Personal, Political, Mythic, Earthy, and Only Occasionally Morbid. He is also the creator of the popular website www.thememoryhole.com.

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