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The wild party

By: Spiegelman, Art

0241463858 / 9780241463857
Paperback
811.54
07/05/2020
Published 07/05/2020
England
120 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Pantheon, 1994.

"Spiegelman's drawings are like demonic woodcuts: every angle, line, and curve jumps out at you.

Stylishness and brutishness are in perfect accord." - The New York Times Art Spiegelman's sinister and witty black-and-white drawings give charged new life to Joseph Moncure March's Wild Party, a lost classic from 1928.

The inventive and varied page designs offer perfect counterpoint to the staccato tempo of this hard-boiled jazz-age tragedy told in syncopated rhyming couplets. Here is a poem that can make even readers with no time for poetry stop dead in their tracks.

Once read, large shards of this story of one night of debauchery will become permanently lodged in the brain.

When The Wild Party was first published, Louis Untermeyer declared: "It is repulsive and fascinating, vicious and vivacious, uncompromising, unashamed . . . and unremittingly powerful. It is an amazing tour de force."

BIC:

DCF Poetry by individual poets, FXL Graphic novels: literary & memoirs

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