Adult Nonfiction PN6714 .G735 2012 vol.3
Summary: NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Publisher's Weekly "Best Summer Books of 2013" The Daily Beast's " Brainy Summer Beach Reads " The classic literary canon meets the comics artists, illustrators, and other artists who have remade reading innbsp;Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-color The 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 anbsp;Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H.G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play fromnbsp;Zora Neale Hurston, a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch , Rilke's soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet ,nbsp;AnaÃ¯s Nin's diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published fournbsp;years before William Burroughs' Junky ), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace,nbsp;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 Wastenbsp;Land," Yeats's "The Second Coming" done as a magazine spread, Heart of Darkness , stories from Kafka, The nbsp; Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf, James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses , and his short story "Araby" fromnbsp; Dubliners , rare early work from Faulkner and Hemingway (by artists who have drawn for Marvel), and poemsnbsp;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, andnbsp;Saki (manga style), plus adaptations of Lolita (and everyone said it couldn't be done!), The Age of Innocence ,nbsp; Siddhartha and Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes, One nbsp; Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest , Last Exit to Brooklyn , J.G. Ballard's Crash , and photo-dioramas for Animal nbsp; Farm and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz . Feast your eyes on new full-page illustrations for 1984 , Brave New nbsp; World , Waiting for Godot , One Hundred Years of Solitude,The Bell Jar , On the Road , Lord of the Flies , The nbsp; Wind-Up Bird Chronicle , and three Borges stories. Robert Crumb's rarely seen adaptation of Nausea captures Sartre's existential dread. Dame Darcy illustratesnbsp;Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece, Blood Meridian , universally considered one of the most brutal novels evernbsp;written and long regarded as unfilmable by Hollywood. Tara Seibel, the only female artist involved with thenbsp;Harvey Pekar Project, turns in an exquisite series of illustrations for The Great Gatsby . And then there's thenbsp;moment we've been waiting for: the first graphic adaptation from Kurt Vonnegut's masterwork,nbsp; Slaughterhouse-Five . Among many other gems.
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