George Sprott (1894-1975)

ISBN-10: 1897299516

ISBN-13: 9781897299517

Edition: 2009

Authors: Seth

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First serialized in The New York Times Magazine "Funny Pages" The celebrated cartoonist andNew Yorkerillustrator Seth weaves the fictional tale of George Sprott, the host of a long-running television program. The events forming the patchwork of George's life are pieced together from the tenuous memories of several informants, who often have contradictory impressions. His estranged daughter describes the man as an unforgivable lout, whereas his niece remembers him fondly. His former assistant recalls a trip to the Arctic during which George abandoned him for two months, while George himself remembers that trip as the time he began writing letters to a former love, from whom he never received replies. Invoking a sense of both memory and its loss,George Sprottis heavy with the charming, melancholic nostalgia that distinguishes Seth's work. Characters lamenting societal progression in general share the pages with images of antiquated objectsproof of events and individuals rarely documented and barely remembered. Likewise, George's own opinions are embedded with regret and a sense of the injustice of aging in this bleak reminder of the inevitable slipping away of lives, along with the fading culture of their days.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly Publications
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 12.00" wide x 14.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

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