Fun Home

Filename: fun-home.pdf
ISBN: 0618871713
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 232
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fun Home in PDF and EPUB A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

Fun Home

Filename: fun-home.pdf
ISBN: 9780547347004
Release Date: 2007-06-05
Number of pages: 240
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fun Home in PDF and EPUB In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

Fun Home

Filename: fun-home.pdf
ISBN: 0618477942
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 232
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fun Home in PDF and EPUB A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

Are You My Mother

Filename: are-you-my-mother.pdf
ISBN: 9781448182176
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Number of pages: 304
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Are You My Mother in PDF and EPUB Alison Bechdel's Fun Home was a literary phenomenon: 'an extraordinarily intimate account of family secrets that manages to be shocking, unsettling and life-affirming at the same time', as Sarah Walters wrote in the Guardian. The Times said it was 'incontestibly the graphic book of the year', while the Observer recently chose it as one of the ten best graphic novels ever published. While Fun Home explored Bechdel's relationship with her father, a closeted homsexual, this new memoir is about her mother - a voracious reader, a music lover, a passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood... and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter goodnight, for ever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott to one explosively illuminating Dr Seuss illustration, to Bechdel's own (serially monogamous) love life. And, finally, back to Mother - to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.

Fun Home

Filename: fun-home.pdf
ISBN: 0573704570
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Number of pages: 78
Author: Jeanine Tesori
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

Download and read online Fun Home in PDF and EPUB "Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."

The Best American Comics 2011

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ISBN: 9780547333625
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 332
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Comics 2011 in PDF and EPUB Features excerpts from graphic novels, newspapers, webcomics, and other sources and features work by up-and-coming contributors as well as such established artists as Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith, and Dash Shaw.

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for

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ISBN: 0224087061
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 392
Author: Alison Bechdel

Download and read online The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for in PDF and EPUB On publication in 2006, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home was hailed as one of the masterpieces of the graphic form. Time magazine chose it as the best book of that year and critics on both sides of the Atlantic praised it for its emotional complexity and the seriousness of its writing. Nick Hornby called it 'as satisfying a literary experience as you are likely to have this year'. Long before Fun Home, however, Alison Bechdel had been chronicling the lives of a small universe of cartoon characters in her strip Dykes To Watch Out For, which is syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers in the USA and has been published in eleven volumes. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For gathers the best of those volumes, together with sixty of the newest strips. Bechdel's brilliantly imagined counter-cultural band of friends - academics, social workers, booksellers - fall in and out of love, negotiate relationships, raise children, switch careers and cope wtih aging parents. The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For fuses high and low culture - from foreign domestic policy to domestic routine, postmodern theory to hot sex - in a serial graphic narrative 'suitable for all humanist persuasions'.

Alison Bechdel s Use of Canonical Modernist Literature in Fun Home A Family Tragicomic The Case of Fitzgerald Joyce and Woolf

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ISBN: OCLC:949800638
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages:
Author: Marijke De Wilde

Download and read online Alison Bechdel s Use of Canonical Modernist Literature in Fun Home A Family Tragicomic The Case of Fitzgerald Joyce and Woolf in PDF and EPUB

A Happy Death

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ISBN: 9780141914220
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Number of pages: 112
Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online A Happy Death in PDF and EPUB Is it possible to die a happy death? This is the central question of Camus's astonishing early novel, published posthumously and greeted as a major literary event. It tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society's rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experimenting with different ways of life and finally dying a happy man. In many ways A Happy Death is a fascinating first sketch for The Outsider, but it can also be seen as a candid self-portrait, drawing on Camus's memories of his youth, travels and early relationships. It is infused with lyrical descriptions of the sun-drenched Algiers of his childhood - the place where, eventually, Mersault is able to find peace and die 'without anger, without hatred, without regret'.

The Cheese Monkeys

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ISBN: 9781847396877
Release Date: 2008-12-26
Number of pages: 320
Author: Chip Kidd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Cheese Monkeys in PDF and EPUB 'Show me something I've never seen before and will never be able to forget - if you can do that, you can do anything.' It's 1957, long before computers have replaced the trained eye and skilful hand. Our narrator at State University is determined to major in Art, and after several risible false starts, he accidentally ends up in a new class: 'Introduction to Graphic Design'. His teacher is the enigmatic Winter Sorbeck, equal parts genius, seducer and sadist. Sorbeck is a bitter yet fascinating man whose assignments hurl his charges through a gauntlet of humiliation and heartache, shame and triumph, ego-bashing and enlightenment. Along the way, friendships are made and undone, jealousies simmer, and the sexual tango weaves and dips. By the end of their 'Introduction to Graphic Design', Sorbeck's students will never see the world in the same way again. And, with Chip Kidd's insights into the secrets of graphic design, neither will you.

The Graphic Novel

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ISBN: 9781316123379
Release Date: 2014-10-27
Number of pages:
Author: Jan Baetens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Graphic Novel in PDF and EPUB This book provides both students and scholars with a critical and historical introduction to the graphic novel. Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey explore this exciting form of visual and literary communication, showing readers how to situate and analyse graphic novels since their rise to prominence half a century ago. Several key questions are addressed: what is the graphic novel? How do we read graphic novels as narrative forms? Why is page design and publishing format so significant? What theories are developing to explain the genre? How is this form blurring the categories of high and popular literature? Why are graphic novelists nostalgic for the old comics? The authors address these and many other questions raised by the genre. Through their analysis of the works of many well-known graphic novelists - including Bechdel, Clowes, Spiegelman and Ware - Baetens and Frey offer significant insights for future teaching and research on the graphic novel.

Calling Dr Laura

Filename: calling-dr-laura.pdf
ISBN: 9780547615592
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 260
Author: Nicole J. Georges
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Calling Dr Laura in PDF and EPUB After discovering that who she thought was her father was indeed not, Portland-based "zinester" Nicole Georges embarks upon a journey of identity.

Memoirs of Montparnasse

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ISBN: 9781590175378
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Number of pages: 296
Author: John Glassco
Publisher: New York Review of Books

Download and read online Memoirs of Montparnasse in PDF and EPUB Memoirs of Montparnasse is a delicious book about being young, restless, reckless, and without cares. It is also the best and liveliest of the many chronicles of 1920s Paris and the exploits of the lost generation. In 1928, nineteen-year-old John Glassco escaped Montreal and his overbearing father for the wilder shores of Montparnasse. He remained there until his money ran out and his health collapsed, and he enjoyed every minute of his stay. Remarkable for their candor and humor, Glassco’s memoirs have the daft logic of a wild but utterly absorbing adventure, a tale of desire set free that is only faintly shadowed by sadness at the inevitable passage of time.

Graphic Women

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ISBN: 9780231150637
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 297
Author: Hillary L. Chute
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Graphic Women in PDF and EPUB Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women. Aline Kominsky-Crumb shows women's everyday lives especially through the lens of the body, Phoebe Gloeckner places teenage sexuality at the center of her work while Lynda Barry uses college and empty spaces to capture the process of memory. Marjane Satrapis Persepolis experiments with visual witness and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home meticulously incorporates family documents to re present the past. These five cartoonists move the art of autobiography and graphic storytelling in new directions particularly through the depiction of sex gender and lived experience Hillary L. Chute explores their interplay of words and images and counterpoint of presence and absence Intertwining aesthetics and politics these women both rewrite and redesign the parameters of acceptable discourse. "In the pages of her Graphic Women Hillary L. Chute shows in engaging unflinching prose the accomplishment of five key figures from a generation of women graphic novelists who have used this medium to record history testify about the cross-currents of life and memory and draw and write against silence about abuse dislocation and sexuality. We have today no more important or gifted writer on the graphic novel than Chute: read the book and you will be plunged headlong into the riveting world of comics today."---Peter Galison, Harvard University "If you are not yet convinced that comics is the avant-garde genre par excellence and that it has provided feminist writers with a prime medium for telling life narratives then read this book. Read it also to learn a critical vocabulary with which to appreciate and discuss the layered sophistication of the hybrid form and to discover a powerful and diverse tradition of graphic women whose haunting works are beautifully elucidated in this powerful book."---Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University "Elegantly written and profusely documented, Chutes breakthrough Graphic Women is a remarkable and original book that relentlessly pursues verbal/visual details of graphic narrative. Through constant invention, intervention of powerful interpretive strategies the volume reveals how gender trauma and autobiography are uniquely embodied in the fundamental material dimensions of the comic book form. It will become a new starting point for future comics studies."---Donald Ault. Founder and editor of Image Text Interdisciplinary, Comics Studies University of Florida "An exciting and theoretically sophisticated gender and genre study, the kind of book that interpellates its reader defines its territory, and stakes its claims immediately."---Bella Brodzki, Sarah Lawrence College