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The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest #2019

The Graphic Canon Vol From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Publisher s Weekly Best Summer Books of The Daily Beast s Brainy Summer Beach Reads The classic literary canon meets the comics artists illustrators and other ar

  • Title: The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest
  • Author: Russ Kick Various
  • ISBN: 9781609803803
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest By Russ Kick Various, 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 in 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 oNOW 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 in 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 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 on Naked Lunch, Rilke s soul stirring Letters to a Young Poet, Ana s Nin s diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The 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 Out by 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 of Lolita and everyone said it couldn t be done , The Age of Innocence, Siddhartha and Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest, Last Exit to Brooklyn, J.G Ballard s Crash, and photo dioramas for Animal Farm and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Feast your eyes on new full page illustrations for 1984, 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 of Nausea captures 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 for The 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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    1. an encyclopedia of ways to merge images and text This enormous book is a hubristic folly which is hard to love but impossible not to admireLLY a costly and foolish undertaking unwise investment or expenditure a whimsical or extravagant and often useless structure built to serve as a conversation piece, lend interest to a view, etc.This is the third volume of a gigantic undertaking which, in its editor s wordsWas always meant as an art project, part of the ages old tradition of visual artists usi [...]

    2. A comics anthology, with all the variability in quality that the term implies This is the final volume of a Quixotic attempt to adapt the canon of world literary classics in comic form Since the entire series is only three volumes, obviously some abridgment is happening Comics is given a broad interpretation, encompassing creative typography and single page illustrations as well as the traditional sequential art In at least most cases, straight adaptation is abandoned in favor of interpretation [...]

    3. Russ Kick s idea, to render great works of literature graphically, is certainly worthwhile And Volume 3 starts out with a bang Matt Kish doing Heart of Darkness How could the rest of the artists improve on that They don t.And so, though other interpretations sparkled here and there, I was basically disappointed with the whole My daughter, a big fan of graphic novels, was also not that impressed.Still, of note Caroline Picard s the Voyage Out , Lisa Brown s Three Panel Reviews, R Crumb s Sartre, [...]

    4. My father sent me this From my limited understanding of parent ness, parents want to give their children the future Thus, The Graphic Canon was the perfect gift If I am still teaching literature ten years from now, I suspect I will make the Graphic Canon part of my surveys, not just because they give students a quick, accessible reading off which they can gauge their own, but because they are beautiful, necessary books I m jealous and hopeful that someday these will replace the corporeal Norton [...]

    5. This is an ambitious collection, but is like an appetizer sampler, not a full meal.There are two adaptations of Ulysses by Robert Berry with Josh Levitas David Lasky.J Ben Moss adaptation of Siddhartha looks an awful lot like Jesus.Molly Kiely s adaptation of Kathy Acker s Blood and Guts in High School is reminiscent of all the dick drawings in the film Superbad.Kafka s Metamorphosis stylized as a Peanuts strip by R Sikoryak was my favorite.My least favorite were Tara Seibel s interpretation of [...]

    6. I felt some real running out of steam in this last volume A lot of one page images rather than full interpretations And of course I quibble with many of their modern canon inclusions, but I suppose that your never going to make people happy there.

    7. Introducing myself to the graphic novel format this was a good way to do it with familiar classics Fun I don t feel qualified yet to really critique with any intelligence.

    8. How can you not love a book that combines most of the greatest books of all time The artwork was done by different artists so you got to see a lot of different styles and interpretations Some were long, cartoon like panels while others were single, memorizing pieces The Wind up Bird Chronicle artwork sticks out the most That long, strange book was done up in a single picture Same with The Bell Jard many others but I ve returned the book to the lib and can t reference it Some missed the mark comp [...]

    9. Commentary on classics, samples of great works and lovely art are the trademark of the Graphic Canon series Since the three volumes were worked on in tandem, they flow seamlessly Volume 3 doesn t disappoint, and presents a new perspective on the literature of the 21st century.In my review of the first volume I commented on the fact that I enjoy reading these anthologies as they give me a taste and understanding of great literature from around the world without having to read them in their entire [...]

    10. Unfortunately, I thought this series got progressively worse The first had a lot of full stories the Arabian Nights, the Native American How the Coyote got his stories, the great Greek and Roman myths and that made for entertaining reading As the series went on, the illustrations became abstract, and they reflected less of the stories I actually like.I know it s pointless in a collection to say, Why didn t you choose THIS because ultimately, it s impossible to satisfy everyone, but I was supre [...]

    11. Here are the top picks for me out of this canon Ernest Hemingway It s a matter of colour Who knew I d enjoy Ernest Hemingway I sure didn t This was very well drawn by Dan Duncan and the story was very good Hemingway s Living on 1,000 a year in Paris also stood out from the other works Colette Cheri Oh how beautifully drawn By Molly Crabapple John Blake Dulce et Decorum est Completely and totally spoke to me Mainly because of its topic.Edna St Vincent Millay The Penitent and The singing woman fro [...]

    12. While the third volume delivers the kind of high quality art work I ve come to expect from the Graphic Canon series, I have to confess to being somewhat disappointed by the final collection The problem, I think, is that somewhere along the way the series moved from retelling the great stories to merely illustrating them Some of these illustrations are gorgeous my favorite being Chandra Free s mesmerizing art work for The Waste Land but they reflect, for the most part, a fairly trivial engagement [...]

    13. Overall, I thought the collection went downhill as we progressed through time In addition to awkward blurbs and serious fact checking errors apparently Russ Kick thinks Zora Neale Hurston wrote Go Tell It on the Mountain , there were many strange decisions made as to what is classic in this third volume with few exceptions I would have preferred authors well known works There were also a ton of single page illustrations, mostly of how the artist reacted to a particular story Very different from [...]

    14. This was much underwhelming than I thought it would be I was excited by the premise of this book when I first stumbled upon it, but I found very little enjoyment in it Though much of the art was interesting or beautiful, most of the works were too vague to be appreciated, in my opinion, unless you had already read all of the stories and loved them all I had to force myself to finish the book, but I did find some islands of great interest in the seas of wreckage Also, I did appreciate it as a re [...]

    15. A really enjoyable anthology Great art and of course, great stories However, because the prose is removed from these classic tales, some subtext and literary beauty is lost in translation Some stories are able to compensate through the art, but others are a little disappointing and seem to miss the point of the original text This matters a lot to me, as a former English major, but possibly not to everyone.The adaptations are nonetheless very entertaining and this is an anthology I am sure I will [...]

    16. Behind him was the motionless conflagration of sunset, before him was the opposite valley rim upon the changing sky For a while he stood on one horizon and stared across at the other, far above a world of endless toil and troubled slumber untouched, untouchable, forgetting for a space that he must return He slowly descended the hill W.F I had the feeling something was going to happen, it was in the slowness of the shadows and the light, and that whatever it was might take me with it R.C.

    17. This volume was my favorite out of the three Many it s because ithas two f my favorite authors L Frank Baum and Virgina Woolf in it as comic book forms I also liked of the art in this volume as well This even now makes me want to read some Ana s Nin, D.H Lawrence, and Infinite Jest too Hell, maybe I ll read Ulysses sooner then later then I thought.Still only 4 stars for this It so worth the read if you don t mind samples, anthologies, and brief comic book adaptations of actual literature.

    18. I can t wait to get the other 2 volumes of this This volume had graphic adaptations of and art inspired by literature of the 20th century, and a lot of it was really amazing My favorites were the adaptations of The Hill by Faulker, a poem and play by Yeats, Araby by Joyce, and Reginald by Saki among others Kafka s The Metamorphosis is adapted as a Peanuts comic, and it s also a highlight

    19. Gargantuan effort by the editor of this volume, which identifies pivotal works of literature including Edna St Vincent Millay poetry, by the way , provides excellent mini essays putting them in historical context then commissions and assembles an amazing diversity of graphic depictions of said works An inspired way to get a literature lesson.

    20. This was my favorite of the series, probably since I was familiar with this era of literature included graphic representations of some of my favorite stuff On the Road, Grapes of Wrath, One Flew over the Cuckoo s Nest Almost makes me want to sit down and actually tackle some Faulkner or maybe Ulysses I ll add em to the queue.

    21. I really bought this volume because of one thing the Zora Neale Hurston story was rendered in such a distinctive style and format that I had to own it The artist is still alive and kicking, and my enjoyment of this book was in great part to this story being included Very inspiring to see how different people approach classic literature and unleash a ton of artistic potential.

    22. Still pretty awesome but I didn t love it quite as much as the first two volumes The artwork is still amazing but I had trouble with a lot of selections I hadn t read before The one two page illustrations of large works were nice but a single page for the entirety of The Wind Up Bird Chronicle didn t work for me like longer or excerpted adaptations.

    23. I appreciate the premise of this series, but didn t appreciate the literary choices of this volume as much as the other volumes and didn t like the graphics chosen for many in all three volumes Different editors, different choices And for graphic artists out there just because one can draw genitalia, doesn t mean one must always draw genitalia, or that one should.

    24. This was my favorite of the 3 graphic canons, although there was still plenty I wasn t crazy about and ended up skimming Overall, I found that I liked the selections that used mainly graphic art and very few, if any, words By far my favorite artist from this series is Matt Kish great discovery

    25. of the three volumes I was least familiar with the writing in this collection I was not as drawn to the illustrations as in the previous two but I did learn about several authors that I have added to my to read list.

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