Fun Home

Filename: fun-home.pdf
ISBN: 0618871713
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 232
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fun Home in PDF and EPUB A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.


Fun Home

Filename: fun-home.pdf
ISBN: 9780547347004
Release Date: 2007-06-05
Number of pages: 240
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fun Home in PDF and EPUB In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.


Fun Home

Filename: fun-home.pdf
ISBN: 0618477942
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 232
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Fun Home in PDF and EPUB A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.


Are You My Mother

Filename: are-you-my-mother.pdf
ISBN: 9780547524368
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Are You My Mother in PDF and EPUB From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.


Fun Home

Filename: fun-home.pdf
ISBN: 0573704570
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Number of pages: 78
Author: Jeanine Tesori
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

Download and read online Fun Home in PDF and EPUB "Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."



The Best American Comics 2011

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ISBN: 9780547333625
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 332
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Best American Comics 2011 in PDF and EPUB Features excerpts from graphic novels, newspapers, webcomics, and other sources and features work by up-and-coming contributors as well as such established artists as Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith, and Dash Shaw.


Alison Bechdel s Use of Canonical Modernist Literature in Fun Home A Family Tragicomic The Case of Fitzgerald Joyce and Woolf

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ISBN: OCLC:949800638
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages:
Author: Marijke De Wilde
Publisher:

Download and read online Alison Bechdel s Use of Canonical Modernist Literature in Fun Home A Family Tragicomic The Case of Fitzgerald Joyce and Woolf in PDF and EPUB


Decelerate Blue

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ISBN: 9781250155108
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Number of pages: 208
Author: Adam Rapp
Publisher: First Second

Download and read online Decelerate Blue in PDF and EPUB The future waits for no one. In this new world, speed and efficiency are everything, and the populace zooms along in a perpetually stimulated haze. Angela thinks she's the only person in her family—maybe the only person on the planet—who sees anything wrong with this picture. But the truth is she's not alone. Angela finds herself recruited into a resistance movement where the key to rebellion is taking things slow. In their secret underground hideout, they create a life unplugged from the rapid-fire culture outside. Can they free the rest of the world before the powers that be shut down their utopian experiment? From revolutionary and award-winning playwright Adam Rapp and veteran cartoonist and animator Mike Cavallaro comes Decelerate Blue, a dark, breath-taking new vision of an all-too-plausible future for America.


A Happy Death

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ISBN: 9780141914220
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Number of pages: 112
Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online A Happy Death in PDF and EPUB Is it possible to die a happy death? This is the central question of Camus's astonishing early novel, published posthumously and greeted as a major literary event. It tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society's rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experimenting with different ways of life and finally dying a happy man. In many ways A Happy Death is a fascinating first sketch for The Outsider, but it can also be seen as a candid self-portrait, drawing on Camus's memories of his youth, travels and early relationships. It is infused with lyrical descriptions of the sun-drenched Algiers of his childhood - the place where, eventually, Mersault is able to find peace and die 'without anger, without hatred, without regret'.


Stitches

Filename: stitches.pdf
ISBN: 0771081154
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: David Small
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Download and read online Stitches in PDF and EPUB A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Best Book of the Year An Amazon.com Top Ten Best Book of 2009 A Washington Post Book World’s Ten Best Book of the Year A California Literary Review Best Book of 2009 An L.A. Times Top 25 Non-Fiction Book of 2009 An NPR Best Book of the Year, Best Memoir With this stunning graphic memoir, David Small takes readers on an unforgettable journey into the dark heart of his tumultuous childhood in 1950s Detroit, in a coming-of-age tale like no other. At the age of fourteen, David awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover his throat had been slashed and one of his vocal chords removed, leaving him a virtual mute. No one had told him that he had cancer and was expected to die. The resulting silence was in keeping with the atmosphere of secrecy and repressed frustration that pervaded the Small household and revealed itself in the slamming of cupboard doors, the thumping of a punching bag, the beating of a drum. Believing that they were doing their best, David’s parents did just the reverse. David’s mother held the family emotionally hostage with her furious withdrawals, even as she kept her emotions hidden — including from herself. His father, rarely present, was a radiologist, and although David grew up looking at X-rays and drawing on X-ray paper, it would be years before he discovered the shocking consequences of his father’s faith in science. A work of great bravery and humanity, Stitches is a gripping and ultimately redemptive story of a man’s struggle to understand the past and reclaim his voice. From the Hardcover edition.


Dictee

Filename: dictee.pdf
ISBN: 0520231120
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 179
Author: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Dictee in PDF and EPUB An innovative and powerful exploration of cultural loss, exile, and suffering, Dictee explores dislocation and linguistic fragmentation while telling the story of nine women . It belongs with the work of Audre Lord and Gloria Anzaldua and other contemporary classics that address the subject of ethnic identity, hybridity, and the complexity of "mestizo" culture.


Marbles

Filename: marbles.pdf
ISBN: 9781101617199
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Number of pages: 256
Author: Ellen Forney
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Marbles in PDF and EPUB Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers. Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativity, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passions and creativity. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the crazy artist, she finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She also researches the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder, including the strengths and limitations of various treatments and medications, and what studies tell us about the conundrum of attempting to “cure” an otherwise brilliant mind. Darkly funny and intensely personal, Forney’s memoir provides a visceral glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on an artist’s work, as she shares her own story through bold black-and-white images and evocative prose.


Fairyland A Memoir of My Father

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ISBN: 9780393240528
Release Date: 2013-06-03
Number of pages: 272
Author: Alysia Abbott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Fairyland A Memoir of My Father in PDF and EPUB A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father. With a new foreword After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve Abbott moves with his two-year-old daughter to San Francisco. There they discover a city in the midst of revolution, bustling with gay men in search of liberation—few of whom are raising a child. Steve throws himself into San Francisco’s vibrant cultural scene. He takes Alysia to raucous parties, pushes her in front of the microphone at poetry readings, and introduces her to a world of artists, thinkers, and writers. But the pair live like nomads, moving from apartment to apartment, with a revolving cast of roommates and little structure. As a child Alysia views her father as a loving playmate who can transform the ordinary into magic, but as she gets older Alysia wants more than anything to fit in. The world, she learns, is hostile to difference. In Alysia’s teens, Steve’s friends—several of whom she has befriended—fall ill as AIDS starts its rampage through their community. While Alysia is studying in New York and then in France, her father tells her it’s time to come home; he’s sick with AIDS. Alysia must choose whether to take on the responsibility of caring for her father or continue the independent life she has worked so hard to create. Reconstructing their life together from a remarkable cache of her father’s journals, letters, and writings, Alysia Abbott gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic time in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father’s legacy and a daughter’s love.


Fatherland

Filename: fatherland.pdf
ISBN: 9781448182435
Release Date: 2014-08-28
Number of pages: 156
Author: Nina Bunjevac
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Fatherland in PDF and EPUB In 1975 Nina Bunjevac’s mother fled her marriage and her adopted country of Canada and took Nina back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents. Peter, her husband, was a fanatical Serbian nationalist who had been forced to leave his country at the end of World War II and migrate to Canada. But even there he continued his activities, joining a terrorist group that planned to set off bombs at the homes of Tito sympathisers and at Yugoslav missions in Canada and the USA. Then in 1977, while his family were still in Yugoslavia, a telegram arrived to say that a bomb had gone off prematurely and Peter and two of his comrades had been killed. Nina Bunjevac tells her family’s story in superb black-and-white artwork. Fatherland will be recognised as a masterpiece of non-fiction comics, worthy to stand beside Persepolis and Palestine.