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Fun Home

Fun Home

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Alison Bechdel
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 0618871713


Fun Home

Fun Home

"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."

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Genre : Drama
Author : Jeanine Tesori
Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 77 Pages
ISBN : 0573704570


Approaches To Teaching Bechdel S Fun Home

Approaches To Teaching Bechdel S Fun Home

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has quickly joined the ranks of celebrated literary graphic novels. Set in part at a family-run funeral home, the book explores Alison’s complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man. Amid the tensions of her home life, Alison discovers her own lesbian sexuality and her talent for drawing. The coming-of-age story and graphic format appeal to students. However, the book’s nonlinear structure; intertextuality with modernist novels, Greek myths, and other works; and frank representations of sexuality and death present challenges in the classroom. This volume offers strategies for teaching Fun Home in a variety of courses, including literature, women’s and gender studies, art, and education. Part 1, “Materials,†outlines the text’s literary, historical, and theoretical allusions. The essays of part 2, “Approaches,†emphasize the work’s genres, including autobiography and graphic narrative, as well as its psychological dimensions, including trauma, disability, and queer identity. The essays give options for reading Fun Home along with Bechdel’s letters and drafts; her long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For; the Broadway musical adaptation of the book; and other stories of LGBTQ lives.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Judith Kegan Gardiner
Publisher : Modern Language Association
Release : 2018-10-01
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781603293600


The Feminist Spectator As Critic

The Feminist Spectator As Critic

Extends the feminist analysis of representation to the realm of performance

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jill Dolan
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 1991
Total Pages : 170 Pages
ISBN : 0472081608


Perspective For Comic Book Artists

Perspective For Comic Book Artists

This clever book teaches artists the unique skill of drawing perspective for spectacular landscapes, fantastic interiors, and other wildly animated backgrounds to fit comic-strip panels.

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Genre : Art
Author : David Chelsea
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release : 1997-10-01
Total Pages : 178 Pages
ISBN : 9780823005673


Are You My Mother

Are You My Mother

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Alison Bechdel
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012-05-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780547524368


A Happy Death

A Happy Death

Is it possible to die a happy death? This is the central question of Camus's astonishing early novel, published posthumously and greeted as a major literary event. It tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society's rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experimenting with different ways of life and finally dying a happy man. In many ways A Happy Death is a fascinating first sketch for The Outsider, but it can also be seen as a candid self-portrait, drawing on Camus's memories of his youth, travels and early relationships. It is infused with lyrical descriptions of the sun-drenched Algiers of his childhood - the place where, eventually, Mersault is able to find peace and die 'without anger, without hatred, without regret'.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2013-10-31
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780141914220


Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ray Bradbury
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-09-23
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9780743247221


The Book Thief

The Book Thief

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Markus Zusak
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 578 Pages
ISBN : 9780307433848


I Want To Go Home

I Want To Go Home

Gordon Korman’s uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK! Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian “for his own good” all he wants to do is go home. Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully planned — yet hilariously bungled — escape attempts. Unfortunately, their counsellor (and nemesis) Chip is as determined to keep them there as they are to get away. Rudy and Mike spend their days plotting, playing chess, and working off punishments for their failed escapes. Hmmm, maybe it isn’t such a bad way to spend the summer after all . . .

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Gordon Korman
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2015-05-01
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781443146067