Hark! A vagrant
|Format:||Print Book 2011|
|Availability:||Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 13 copies|
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Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and comics sensation Kate Beaton. No era or tome emerges unscathed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western world's revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless heroes, heroines, and villains of the best-loved fiction.
She deftly points out what really happened when Brahms fell asleep listening to Liszt, that the world's first hipsters were obviously the Incroyables and the Merveilleuses from eighteenth-century France, that Susan B. Anthony is, of course, a "Samantha," and that the polite banality of Canadian culture never gets old. Hark! A Vagrant features sexy Batman, the true stories behind classic Nancy Drew covers, and Queen Elizabeth doing the albatross. As the 500,000 unique monthly visitors to harkavagrant.com already know, no one turns the ironic absurdities of history and literature into comedic fodder as hilariously as Beaton.
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|Publisher|| Montréal : New York :Drawn & Quarterly ;2011
Distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
|Edition||1st hardcover ed.|
"Originally published at www.harkavagrant.com" --T.p. verso.
166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm