Esta edición ISBN ya no está disponible.Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.
This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.
Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned "fun home," as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic -- and redemptive.
ALISON BECHDEL has been a careful archivist of her own life and kept a journal since she was ten. Since 1983 she has been chronicling the lives of various characters in the fictionalized “Dykes to Watch Out For” strip, “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period” (Ms.). The strip is syndicated in 50 alternative newspapers, translated into multiple languages, and collected into a book series with a quarter of a million copies in print. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as “one of the greatest hits of the twentieth century.”
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0618477942 AV15, media mail delivery is free, Your orders are meticulously inspected, packed securely, and shipped fast, quick responsive customer service insures customer satisfaction, and our feedback score speaks louder than words, international and expedited shipping for most items. Nº de ref. del artículo: SKU1054108
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0618477942
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110618477942
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0618477942 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Nº de ref. del artículo: XM-0618477942
Descripción Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0618477942 New Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: NEW7.0237937