The graphic canon. Volume 3, From Heart of darkness to Hemingway to Infinite jest

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The classic literary canon meets the comics artists, illustrators, and other artists who have remade reading in Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-color The Graphic Canon , volumes 1, 2, and 3.

Volume 3 brings to life the literature of the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st, including a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H.G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston, a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch , Rilke's soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet , Anais Nin's diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs' Junky ), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme.

The towering works of modernism are here--T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land," Yeats's "The Second Coming" done as a magazine spread, Heart of Darkness , stories from Kafka, The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf, James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses , and his short story "Araby" from Dubliners , rare early work from Faulkner and Hemingway (by artists who have drawn for Marvel), and poems by Gertrude Stein and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

You'll also find original comic versions of short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, Flannery O'Connor, and Saki (manga style), plus adaptations of Lolita (and everyone said it couldn't be done!), The Age of Innocence , Siddhartha and Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest , Last Exit to Brooklyn , J.G. Ballard's Crash , and photo-dioramas for Animal Farm and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz . Feast your eyes on new full-page illustrations for 1984 , Brave New World , Waiting for Godot , One Hundred Years of Solitude,The Bell Jar , On the Road , Lord of the Flies , The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle , and three Borges stories.

Robert Crumb's rarely seen adaptation of Nausea captures Sartre's existential dread. Dame Darcy illustrates Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece, Blood Meridian , universally considered one of the most brutal novels ever written and long regarded as unfilmable by Hollywood. Tara Seibel, the only female artist involved with the Harvey Pekar Project, turns in an exquisite series of illustrations for The Great Gatsby . And then there's the moment we've been waiting for- the first graphic adaptation from Kurt Vonnegut's masterwork, Slaughterhouse-Five . Among many other gems.
Heart of darkness / Joseph Conrad ; illustrations by Matt Kish
The awakening / Kate Chopin ; art/adaptation by Rebecca Migdal
The interpretation of dreams / Sigmund Freud ; art/adaptation by Tara Seibel
The wonderful Wizard of Oz / L. Frank Baum ; photo-dioramas by Graham Rawle
The new accelerator / H. G. Wells ; art/adaptation by Cole Johnson
Reginald / Saki ; art/adaptation by Sonia Leong
Mother / Maxim Gorky ; art/adaptation by Stephanie McMillan
If- / Rudyard Kipling ; art/adaptation by Frank Hansen
John Barleycorn / Jack London ; art/adaptation by John Pierard
Araby (from Dubliners) / James Joyce ; art/adaptation by Annie Mok
The metamorphosis / Franz Kafka ; art/adaptation by R. Sikoryak
The voyage out / Virginia Woolf ; art/adaptation by Caroline Picard
The love songs of J. Alfred Prufrock / T. S. Eliot ; art/adaptation by Anthony Ventura
The Mowers / D. H. Lawrence ; art/adaptation by Bishakh Som
Sea iris / H. D. ; art/adaptation by Biskakh Som
A matter of colour / Ernest Hemingway ; art/adaptation by Dan Duncan
The madman / Kahlil Gibran ; art/adaptation by Matt Wiegle
Hands (from Winesburg, Ohio) / Sherwood Anderson ; art/adaptation by Ted Rall
The dreaming of the bones / W. B. Yeats ; art/adaptation by Lauren Weinstein
Chéri / Colette ; illustration by Molly Crabtree
The age of innocence / Edith Wharton ; art/adaptation by C. Frakes
Dulce at decorum est / Wilfred Owen ; adaptation by Jason Cobley ; line work by John Blake ; coloring by Michael Reid ; lettering by Greg Powell
The second coming / W. B. Yeats ; art/adaptation by Anthony Ventura
The penitent and The singing-woman from the wood's edge / Edna St. Vincent Millay ; art/adaptation by Joy Kolitsky
The top and Give it up / Franz Kafka ; art/adaptation by Peter Kuper
The negro speaks of rivers / Langston Hughes ; art/adaptation by Jenny Tondera
Rain / W. Somerset Maugham ; art/adaptation by Lance Tooks
Ulysses / James Joyce ; art/adaptation by Robert Berry with Josh Levitas
Ulysses / James Joyce ; art/adaptation by David Lasky
Living on $1,000 a year in Paris / Ernest Hemingway ; art/adaptation by Steve Rolston
The emperor of ice-cream / Wallace Stevens ; art/adaptation by Anthony Ventura
The hill / William Faulkner ; art/adaptation by Kate Glasheen
Siddhartha / Herman Hesse ; art/adaptation by J. Ben Moss
The waste land / T. S. Eliot ; art/adaptation by Chandra Free
The great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; illustrations by Tara Seibel
Steppenwolf / Herman Hesse ; illustrations by John Pierard
Lady Chatterley's lover / D. H. Lawrence ; art/adaptation by Lisa Brown
The sound and the fury / William Faulkner ; art/adaptation by Robert Goodin
Letters to a young poet / Rainer Maria Rilke ; design by James Uhler
The Maltest falcon / Dashiell Hammett ; art/adaptation by T. Edward Bak
Brave new world / Adlous Huxley ; illustration by Carly Schmitt
Poker! / Zore Neale Hurston ; art/adaptation by Milton Knight
Black Elk speaks / Black Elk and John G. Neihardt ; illustrations by Molly Kiely
Strange fruit (a.k.a., Bitter fruit) / Lewis Allan ; art/adaptation by John Linton Roberson
Nausea / Jean-Paul Sarte ; art/adaptation by Robert Crumb
The grapes of wrath / John Steinbeck ; art/adaptation by Liesbeth de Stercke
Three stories / Jorge Luis Borges ; illustrations by Kathryn Siveyer
The stranger / Albert Camus ; adaptation by Juan Carlos Kreimer ; art by Julián Aron ; translation by Dan Simon
Animal farm / George Orwell ; photo-dioramas by Laura Plansker
The heart of the park / Flannery O'Connor ; art/adaptation by Jeremy Eaton
Nineteen eighty-four / George Orwell ; illustration by Lesley Barnes
The man with the golden arm / Nelson Algren ; art/adaptation by Jeremy Eaton
The voice of the hamster / Thomas Pynchon ; art/adaptation by Brendan Leach
Waiting for Godot / Samuel Beckett ; illustration by Gustavo Rinaldi
The dancer / Gabriela Mistral ; illustration by Andrea Arroyo
Lord of the flies / William Golding ; art/adaptation by Trevor Alixopulos
The doors of perception / Aldoux Huxley ; illustrations by John Pierard
Lolita / Vladimir Nabokov ; art/adaptation by Sally Madden
Four beats / art and design by Tara Seibel
On the road / Jack Kerouac ; illustration by Yeji Yun
Naked lunch / William S. Burroughs ; art/adaptation by Emelie Östergren
One flew over the cuckoo's nest / Ken Kesey ; art/adaptation by PMurphy
The bell jar / Sylvia Plath ; illustration by Ellen Lindner
Last exit to Brooklyn / Hubert Selby, Jr. ; art/adaptation by Juliacks
Diaries / Anaïs Nin ; art/adaptation by Mardou
The master and the Margarita / Mikhail Bulgakov ; art/adaptation by Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal
One hundred years of solitude / Gabriel García Márquez ; illustrations by Yien Yip
In watermelon sugar / Richard Brautigan ; illustration by Juliacks
Gravity's rainbow / Thomas Pynchon ; illustrations by Zak Smith
Crash / J. G. Ballard ; art/adaptation by Onsmith
I bought a little city / Donald Barthelme ; illustration by Andrice Arp
What we talk about when we talk about love / Raymond Carver ; illustration by Annie Mok
Blood and guts in high school / Kathy Acker ; art/adaptation by Molly Kiely
Blood meridian / Cormac McCarthy ; illustrations by Dame Darcy
Foucault's pendulum / Umberto Eco ; art/adaptation by Julia Gfrörer
Wild at heart / Barry Gifford ; art/adaptation by Rick Trembles
The famished road / Ben Okri ; art/adaptation by Aidan Koch
Einstein's dreams / Alan Lightman ; art/adaptation by Rey Ortega
The wind-up bird chronicle / Haruki Murakami ; illustration by Rey Ortega
Infinite jest / David Foster Wallace ; illustrations by Benjamin Birdie.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Volume 3 of this critically acclaimed series rounds out Kick's maniacally ambitious effort to collect graphic adaptations of world literature throughout history by focusing on the twentieth century. Here there is less repetition of authors in favor of casting a wider net through the cultural currents that dominated the literary century and a greater use of excerpts and single-image representations of entire works. This affords the joy of being able to compare, say, Tara Seibel's surrealist take on Freud's Interpretation of Dreams with Peter Kuper's paranoid visualization of Kafka's fever dreams, or seeing Dan Duncan's look at Hemingway's tough-as-nails A Matter of Colour side by side with T. Edward Bak's look at Hammet's tough-as-nails The Maltese Falcon, all sandwiched among Yeats, Joyce, Pynchon, Robert Crumb, and Lisa Brown. Although much of the excerpting and wordless adaptations assumes prior knowledge of these classics, all are once again accompanied by Kick's brief but insightful introductions. Delightfully, women are well represented (though as adapters more than original authors), and the entire project remains an astounding survey of the state of the art form itself.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Literature -- Adaptations.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2013
Edition A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Other Titles From Heart of darkness to Hemingway to Infinite jest
Contributors Kick, Russell, editor.
Language English
Notes Comics anthology.
"The world's great literature as comics and visuals"--Cover.
Description xii, 563 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical records (pages 545-554) and index.
ISBN 9781609803803 (pbk.)
1609803809 (pbk.)
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