Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
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Strange Embrace Vol. 1: Deluxe Edition

Author: David Hine

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1534310711

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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David Hine's tortured, modern gothic is a tale of pain and sorrow, obsession and damnation, of madness, death, and sexual longing. The world of Strange Embrace twists and pollutes the lives of all that enter it! Collects Strange Embrace #1-8.
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Invader ZIM Vol. 1

Deluxe Edition

Author: Jhonen Vasquez

Publisher: Oni Press

ISBN: 9781620104132

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 328

View: 3957

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Finally, a deluxe hardcover edition of the Invader ZIM comics is here! Laugh your way through the first ten issues of Invader ZIM―as well as the exclusive #0 issue not available in stores! Relive the terror of watching the Invader ZIM TV show by reading Invader ZIM, the comic! Now in a bigger size so you can catch every single horrible detail! Featuring hilarious stories by Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart, and KC Green, and horrifying art from Aaron Alexovich and Dave Crosland, this is one collection not to be missed!
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The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel

Author: Stephen Tabachnick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107108799

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Since the graphic novel rose to prominence half a century ago, it has become one of the fastest growing literary/artistic genres, generating interest from readers globally. The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form both in America and around the world. This Companion also explores the diverse subgenres often associated with it, such as journalism, fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, biography, science fiction and fantasy. Leading scholars offer insights into graphic novel adaptations of prose works and the adaptation of graphic novels to films; analyses of outstanding graphic novels, like Maus and The Walking Man; an overview which distinguishes the international graphic novel from its American counterpart; and analyses of how the form works and what it teaches, making this book a key resource for scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students alike.
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David to Delacroix

The Rise of Romantic Mythology

Author: Dorothy Johnson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877753

Category: Art

Page: 260

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In this beautifully illustrated study of intellectual and art history, Dorothy Johnson explores the representation of classical myths by renowned French artists in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, demonstrating the extraordinary influence of the natural sciences and psychology on artistic depiction of myth. Highlighting the work of major painters such as David, Girodet, Gerard, Ingres, and Delacroix and sculptors such as Houdon and Pajou, David to Delacroix reveals how these artists offered innovative reinterpretations of myth while incorporating contemporaneous and revolutionary discoveries in the disciplines of anatomy, biology, physiology, psychology, and medicine. The interplay among these disciplines, Johnson argues, led to a reexamination by visual artists of the historical and intellectual structures of myth, its social and psychological dimensions, and its construction as a vital means of understanding the self and the individual's role in society. This confluence is studied in depth for the first time here, and each chapter includes rich examples chosen from the vast number of mythological representations of the period. While focused on mythical subjects, French Romantic artists, Johnson argues, were creating increasingly modern modes of interpreting and meditating on culture and the human condition.
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Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England

Author: Michael Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317104404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Each of the figures examined in this study”John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead”is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced. Michael Martin analyzes the ways in which the encounter with God is figured among these early modern writers who inhabit the shared cultural space of poets and preachers, mystics and scientists. The three main themes that inform this study are Cura animarum, the care of souls, and the diminished role of spiritual direction in post-Reformation religious life; the rise of scientific rationality; and the struggle against the disappearance of the Holy. Arising from the methods and commitments of phenomenology, the primary mode of inquiry of this study resides in contemplation, not in a religious sense, but in the realm of perception, attendance, and acceptance. Martin portrays figures such as Dee, Digby, and Thomas Vaughan not as the eccentrics they are often depicted to have been, but rather as participating in a religious mainstream that had been radically altered by the disappearance of any kind of mandatory or regular spiritual direction, a problem which was further complicated and exacerbated by the rise of science. Thus this study contributes to a reconfiguration of our notion of what ’religious orthodoxy’ really meant during the period, and calls into question our own assumptions about what is (or was) ’orthodox’ and ’heterodox.’
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