The Graphic Canon

The Graphic Canon

Volume 1 : From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons

Book - 2012
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" 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- From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons takes us on a visual tour from the earliest literature through the end of the 1700s. We're treated to eye-popping renditions of literature's great­est epics- The Epic of Gilgamesh , The Iliad , The Od­yssey (in watercolors by Gareth Hinds), The Aeneid , Beowulf , and The Arabian Nights , plus later epics The Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales (both by Seymour Chwast) and Paradise Lost -as well as two of ancient Greece's greatest plays, Euripides' tragedy Medea and Aristophanes' bawdy comedy Lysistrata . Also included is Robert Crumb's rarely seen adapta­tion of James Boswell's London Journal , filled with philo
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, c2012.
Edition: A Seven Stories Press 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781609803766
Characteristics: x, 501 p. :,chiefly ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kick, Russell


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Jul 11, 2016

"Coyote and the pebbles" by Dayton Edmonds ; art by Micah Farritor is my favorite! The best comic short I have read in quiet a while. This book is really great I cant wait for the future volumes!

Donna_R Oct 22, 2012

An incredible range of imagery and story, a real work of art.

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