Fun Home

Fun Home

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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 by : Alison Bechdel
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2007
File : 232 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0618871713


A Happy Death

A Happy Death

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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 by : Albert Camus
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2013-10-31
File : 112 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780141914220


Approaches To Teaching Bechdel S Fun Home

Approaches To Teaching Bechdel S Fun Home

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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 by : Judith Kegan Gardiner
Publisher : Modern Language Association
Release : 2018-10-01
File : 216 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781603293600


Are You My Mother

Are You My Mother

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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 by : Alison Bechdel
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012-05-01
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780547524368


Perspective For Comic Book Artists

Perspective For Comic Book Artists

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Teaches comic book artists about artistic perspective, covering one, two, and three-point perspective, using circles, drawing the human figure, and explaining the horizon and vanishing point

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Genre : Art
Author by : David Chelsea
Publisher : Watson-Guptill Publications
Release : 1997
File : 176 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780823005673


Fun Home

Fun Home

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"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Jeanine Tesori
Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
Release : 2015
File : 77 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0573704570


From Aphra Behn To Fun Home

From Aphra Behn To Fun Home

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Theatre has long been considered a feminine interest for which women consistently purchase the majority of tickets, while the shows they are seeing typically are written and brought to the stage by men. Furthermore, the stories these productions tell are often about men, and the complex leading roles in these shows are written for and performed by male actors. Despite this imbalance, the feminist voice presses to be heard and has done so with more success than ever before. In From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theatre, Carey Purcell traces the evolution of these important artists and productions over several centuries. After examining the roots of feminist theatre in early Greek plays and looking at occasional works produced before the twentieth century, Purcell then identifies the key players and productions that have emerged over the last several decades. This book covers the heyday of the second wave feminist movement—which saw the growth of female-centric theatre groups—and highlights the work of playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems, and Wendy Wasserstein. Other prominent artists discussed here include playwrights Paula Vogel Lynn and Tony-award winning directors Garry Hynes and Julie Taymor. The volume also examines diversity in contemporary feminist theatre—with discussions of such playwrights as Young Jean Lee and Lynn Nottage—and a look toward the future. Purcell explores the very nature of feminist theater—does it qualify if a play is written by a woman or does it just need to feature strong female characters?—as well as how notable activist work for feminism has played a pivotal role in theatre. An engaging survey of female artists on stage and behind the scenes, From Aphra Behn to Fun Home will be of interest to theatregoers and anyone interested in the invaluable contributions of women in the performing arts.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author by : Carey Purcell
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2019-12-15
File : 312 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781538115268


Within A Budding Grove

Within A Budding Grove

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In the second volume of the acclaimed novel, the narrator recalls his adolescent discoveries of art and women in Belle Époque France. Following the events of Swann’s Way, the nameless narrator shifts his attention to memories of his teenage years. His relationship with the Swann family is altered as his love for Gilberte fizzles out. Two years later, he accompanies his grandmother to the resort town of Balbec on the Normandy coast. There, he encounters figures who will change his life: Robert de Saint-Loup, who becomes his friend; the magnificent painter Elstir; and the new object of his affection, the beautiful Albertine, who causes him to reflect on the nature of love. Although it was originally meant to be published in 1914, Within a BuddingGrove’s release was delayed until 1919 due to World War I. The book was awarded the Prix Goncourt, which quickly garnered fame for Proust. It is the second of seven volumes in a saga Edmund White hailed as “the most respected novel of the twentieth century.” Praise for Marcel Proust “Reading Proust . . . it’s a whole world not just a book. Everyone wants to live more than one life and Proust is like ‘here’s another one you can live.’” —Francine Prose, New York Times–bestselling author of Mister Monkey “I can think of only one other writer capable of such breadth and humanity: Shakespeare.” —André Aciman, New York Times–bestselling author of Find Me “When I want to restore my faith in literature, I read Proust. . . . Reading Proust is like watching a galaxy being put together, one particle at a time.” —Aleksandar Hemon, author of The Making of Zombie Wars

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Marcel Proust
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2021-01-05
File : 946 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781504065467


Enigma Variations

Enigma Variations

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THE STORY: Nobel Prize-winning author Abel Znorko lives as a recluse on a remote island in the Norwegian Seas. For fifteen years, his one friend and soulmate has been Helen, from whom he has been physically separated for the majority of their affai

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release : 2003
File : 52 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0822218100


The Feminist Spectator As Critic

The Feminist Spectator As Critic

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Extends the feminist analysis of representation to the realm of performance

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Jill Dolan
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 1991
File : 154 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0472081608