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Daniel Clowes Reader (GN): Ghost World: Nine Short Stories and Critical Material
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Ken Parille Ken Parille
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Daniel Clowes Reader (GN): Ghost World: Nine Short Stories and Critical Material

Ken Parille Ken Parille



Reference » Essays;
Reference » Literary Criticism;
Science Fiction » Short Stories;
Media » Graphic Novels;
Award Winners » Ignatz Award


250 pages

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A central figure in the emergence of the graphic novel, Daniel Clowes has set the standard for literary cartooning. The Daniel Clowes Reader, a landmark critical compilation, introduces new readers to the cartoonist's award-winning comics and provides those familiar with Clowes new ways of appreciating his visual and literary achievement. The Reader organizes ten Clowes narratives into three thematic sections and supplies each story with an introduction and annotations that will open up its complexities. The collection also includes more than a dozen highly accessible critical essays that examine, from several perspectives, Clowes's comics and place his body of work within numerous biographical, artistic, and cultural contexts, such the 1980s and '90s indie DIY movement, Generation X philosophy, and the traditions of superhero, humor, and alternative comics. Few, if any, cartoonists have Clowes's range: the collection includes a graphic novel, slice-oflife short stories, comic rants, cultural criticism, a superhero tale, and several newspaper style comic strips about artists and their audiences. It includes Ghost World, Clowes's breakthrough graphic novel about female friendship; Blue Italian Shit and Like a Weed, Joe, short stories about male coming-of-age; and never-before-reprinted pieces like Justin M. Damiano and the influential prose manifesto Modern Cartoonist both of which explore Clowes's interest in the history of cartooning and art criticism. Rounding out the volume are interviews in which Clowes talks at length about his life, career, creative process, and the collection's stories.

By:   Ken Parille, Ken Parille
Imprint:   Fantagraphics
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   829g
ISBN:   9781606995891
ISBN 10:   1606995898
Series:   Ghost World
Pages:   250
Publication Date:   August 2013
Recommended Age:   From 15
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Daniel Clowes is a celebrated graphic novelist, Academy-Award nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker. He lives in Oakland, CA. He is a multi-Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Award winner, and his papers were recently acquired by the University of Chicago library.

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