Read The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (The Graphic Canon #1) Books

3.73 - 828 - 118 reviews

Read The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (The Graphic Canon #1) Books Online - powells books the worlds largest independent bookstore - frequently asked questions about access to insight - 100 greatest comic books and graphic novels when it was - 60 comics everyone should read buzzfeed - amazon books - amazon books - lets get graphic 100 favorite comics and graphic novels - lets get graphic 100 favorite comics and graphic novels - - - - amazon books - - - - - - - -

Read Books The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (The Graphic Canon #1) Online

Read Book The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (The Graphic Canon #1) Online author by Russ Kick. Read or Download The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (The Graphic Canon #1) format Paperback in 512 and Published 22-5-2012 by Seven Stories Press.

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (The Graphic Canon #1)
by: Russ Kick in Paperback, 512
Published 22-5-2012 by Seven Stories Press

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (The Graphic Canon #1) THE GRAPHIC CANON (Seven Stories Press) is a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind trilogy that brings classic literatures of the world together with legendary graphic artists and illustrators. There are more than 130 illustrators represented and 190 literary works over three volumes—many newly commissioned, some hard to find—reinterpreted here for readers and collectors of all ages.

Volume 1 takes us on a visual tour from the earliest literature through the end of the 1700s. Along the way, we're treated to eye-popping renditions of the human race's greatest epics: GilgameshThe IliadThe Odyssey (in watercolors by Gareth Hinds), The AeneidBeowulf, and The Arabian Nights, plus later epics The Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales (both by legendary illustrator and graphic designer Seymour Chwast), Paradise Lost, and Le Morte D'Arthur. Two of ancient Greece's greatest plays are adapted—the tragedy Medea by Euripides and Tania Schrag’s uninhibited rendering of the very bawdy comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes (the text of which is still censored in many textbooks). Also included is Robert Crumb’s rarely-seen adaptation of James Boswell’s London Journal, filled with philosophical debate and lowbrow debauchery.

Religious literature is well-covered and well-illustrated, with the Books of Daniel and Esther from the Old Testament, Rick Geary’s awe-inspiring new rendition of the Book of Revelation from the New Testament, the Tao te Ching, Rumi’s Sufi poetry, Hinduism’s Mahabharata, and the Mayan holy book Popol Vuh, illustrated by Roberta Gregory. The Eastern canon gets its due, with The Tale of Genji (the world’s first novel, done in full-page illustrations reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley), three poems from China’s golden age of literature lovingly drawn by pioneering underground comics artist Sharon Rudahl, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, a Japanese Noh play, and other works from Asia.

Two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays (King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and two of his sonnets are here, as are Plato’s SymposiumGulliver’s TravelsCandideA Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Renaissance poetry of love and desire, and Don Quixote visualized by the legendary Will Eisner.

Some unexpected twists in this volume include a Native American folktale, an Incan play, Sappho’s poetic fragments, bawdy essays by Benjamin Franklin, the love letters of Abelard and Heloise, and the decadent French classic Dangerous Liaisons, as illustrated by Molly
Crabapple.

 
Edited by Russ Kick, The Graphic Canon is an extraordinary collection that will continue with Volume 2: "Kubla Khan" to the Bronte Sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray in Summer 2012, and Volume 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest in Fall 2012. A boxed set of all three volumes will also be published in Fall 2012.

Reading The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (The Graphic Canon #1) Online - welcome to lulu we notice you are using a browser version that we do not support for you to have the best experience on lulu we recommend using the current versions of firefox chrome safari or upgrading to internet explorer 11 or higher - we asked readers to name their favorite comics and graphic novels and we got thousands of answers now with the help of our expert panel weve curated a list to keep you flipping pages all summer - general questions about the website what is access to insight access to insight is an html website dedicated to providing accurate reliable and useful information concerning the practice and study of theravada buddhism as it has been handed down to us through both the written word of the pali canon and the living example of the sangha - vol 6 pg 1 a philosophy of education book 1 introduction these are anxious days for all who are engaged in education we rejoiced in the fortitude valour and devotion shown by our men in the war and recognize that these things are due to the schools as well as to the fact that england still breeds very valiant creatures - welcome to lulu we notice you are using a browser version that we do not support for you to have the best experience on lulu we recommend using the current versions of firefox chrome safari or upgrading to internet explorer 11 or higher - vol 6 pg 1 a philosophy of education book 1 introduction these are anxious days for all who are engaged in education we rejoiced in the fortitude valour and devotion shown by our men in the war and recognize that these things are due to the schools as well as to the fact that england still breeds very valiant creatures - vol 6 pg 1 a philosophy of education book 1 introduction these are anxious days for all who are engaged in education we rejoiced in the fortitude valour and devotion shown by our men in the war and recognize that these things are due to the schools as well as to the fact that england still breeds very valiant creatures - benedict xvi pope emeritus pope emeritus benedict xvi is a world renowned scholar theologian and pastor who was leader of the worlds 12 billion roman catholics from 2005 to 2013 authors titles anglicanorum coetibus be disciples of christ be firm in your faith wyd madrid benedict xvi on faith caritas in veritate in charity and truth 4 disc cd caritas in veritate in charity and truth - shop new used rare and out of print books powells is an independent bookstore based in portland oregon browse staff picks author features and more - - benedict xvi pope emeritus pope emeritus benedict xvi is a world renowned scholar theologian and pastor who was leader of the worlds 12 billion roman catholics from 2005 to 2013 authors titles anglicanorum coetibus be disciples of christ be firm in your faith wyd madrid benedict xvi on faith caritas in veritate in charity and truth 4 disc cd caritas in veritate in charity and truth - - - - - - - - -

4.5 stars based on 9585 reviews