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"The most beautiful book of 2013.... If The Graphic Canon, Volume 3 doesn't get you excited, you don't love books."—Publishers Weekly
The Graphic Canon: The World's Great Literature as Comics and Visuals
Volume 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest
The Graphic Canon series presents the world's classic literature—from ancient times to the late twentieth century—as eye-popping comics, illustrations, and other visual forms. The final volume of the initial trilogy begins at the turn of the 20th century, takes in modernism, the Beats, the Harlem Renaissance, postmodernism, and lots of unexpected twists and turns (including hardboiled detective fiction, New Wave sci-fi, Existentialism, the Soviets, mystical visions, and theoretical physics) before ending in the late 1990s.
Works & authors include H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, The Age of Innocence, W.B. Yeats, William Faulkner, Siddhartha and Steppenwolf, Franz Kafka, The Great Gatsby, Black Elk, 1984 and Animal Farm, Sartre and Camus, The Grapes of Wrath, Vladimir Nabokov, Naked Lunch, Thomas Pynchon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Anaïs Nin, The Master and Margarita, Kathy Acker, Blood Meridian, & dozens more
Artists include Robert Crumb, Dame Darcy, Ted Rall, Peter Kuper, Molly Crabapple, R. Sikoryak, Milton Knight, Zak Smith, Matt Kish, Rebecca Migdal, C. Frakes, Robert Berry, David Lasky, Andrice Arp, Yeji Yun, & dozens more