The Graphic Canon, Volume 2: From Kubla Khan to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Graphic Canon, Volume 2: From Kubla Khan to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Russ Kick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609803780
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Graphic Canon Series
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 10.68(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Founder of the website The Memory Hole, which archived sensitive and difficult to find official documents, RUSS KICK has devoted much of his life to digging up what others hope to keep buried. His bestselling anthologies, including You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, have sold over half a million copies. The New York Times has dubbed Kick "an information archaeologist," Details magazine described Kick as “a Renaissance man,” and Utne Reader named him one of its “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Russ Kick lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tucson, Arizona.

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From the Publisher

"As with the previous volume, this collection has a wide array of applications for cultural scholars and historians (art and otherwise), but proves most powerful in its tear-inducing panoply of graphic talents and styles working in the comics medium."
— Jesse Karp, Booklist

"By turns playful and beautiful, this visual treatment is more than entertainment; it offers a new perspective for understanding these enduring works [of the nineteenth century]."
—Reader's Digest

"The tome is the best thing in literary comics since Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant and a fine complement to the best graphic nonfiction of the past few years."
— Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

"Russ Kick, the man who's curating this tripartite series, must be some saint of artist-wrangling abilities, some theme-embodying savant . . . Dame Darcy's 16 pages of excerpts from Alice in Wonderland in this book might be worth the price of ownership all by itself."
—Austin Chronicle

"The majority of the work featured in Volume 2 of The Graphic Canon exceeds expectations for how it absorbs familiar texts and shapes new lives into them, reminding readers how words read in a book can color so much of life that exists far beyond the page."
— Imprint

“This prodigious and astounding collection of literary adaptations is staggering in its ambition, but even more so in its execution and realization.”
 — The Miami Herald

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