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Seymour Chwast
Birth date: August 18, 1931
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tuirgin rated it 8 years ago
As much as I enjoyed Seymour Chwast's treatment of Dante's Divine Comedy, his Canterbury Tales never comes to life. Perhaps the success of Chwast's Divine Comedy was due to the inherently graphic nature of much of the Commedia and the sparseness of the comic's text—Chwast's Divine Comedy is somethin...
tuirgin rated it 8 years ago
Seymour Chwast's graphic novel is a thoroughly enjoyable companion piece to Dante's Comedìa. It's the literary geek's equivalent to action figures, only with delicious irony and style and demanding fewer explanations for one's spouse. Chwast has given us a Divine Comic. [Pre-recorded groans go here....
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Boston Bibliophile rated it 10 years ago
Meh. I was kind of bored and disappointed by this book. Chwast's adaptation of Canterbury Tales seems really simplistic to me, with drawings that didn't capture my attention or give me any feel for the story. I liked his Dante a lot more and I thought the black and white presentation really didn't d...
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Slightly Off Center Books rated it 10 years ago
This is really cool and I want it.I haven't had time to read through the whole thing, but I've flipped through and looked at all the pictures. I just think it's a brilliant concept and a great companion to my literary tastes.It's something that would be lovely to have sitting on my shelf so I could ...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 10 years ago
Okay, I've been reading The Graphic Canon, looking for a reason for it to exist. It contains abridgements or excerpts of tons of terrific stories, from Gilgamesh to Les Liaisons Dangereuses, in comic book format. But who cares about abridgements or excerpts? To whom are they useful?I started, as pro...
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