VAS: An Opera in Flatland / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Printed in the colors of flesh and blood, VAS: An Opera in Flatland—a hybrid image-text novel—demonstrates how differing ways of imagining the body generate diverse stories of history, gender, politics, and, ultimately, the literature of who we are.
A constantly surprising, VAS combines a variety of voices, from journalism and libretto to poem and comic book. Often these voices meet in counterpoint, and the meaning of the narrative emerges from their juxtapositions, harmonies, or discords. Utilizing a wide and historical sweep of representations of the body—from pedigree charts to genetic sequences—VAS is, finally, the story of finding one's identity within the double helix of language and lineage.
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)|
What People are Saying About This
"With striking visual aplomb, VAS casts factoids off the steps of the Temples of the Predetermined into the yet-to-be-written name of errant possibility."
"Tomasula's imagination, his satiric edge, his wildly comic sense of things, combined with Farrell's inventive page lay-out make reading this 'Opera in Flatland' an unforgettable experience."
"A breathtaking inquiry into the artifacts of the human imagination, VAS . . . is sensuous, ferocious, and original."