We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The creator of Li'l Abner goes under the microscope in this handsome monograph.
The National Book Award-nominated author of Darconville's Cat and Three Wogs delivers this slender-yet-rich monograph on the controversial life of cartoonist Al Capp, creator of Li'l Abner. "The left eventually broke his heart," wrote John Updike of Capp. A genuine American mythmaker and celebrated funnyman, Capp used his strip for years to expose greed, corruption and social injustice, while bringing belly laughs and dramatic suspense to the lives of millions of people every day.
Theroux, however, dives head-first into the often glossed-over side of Capp, delivering a keen (but not without compassion) analysis of Capp's degeneration into a bitter, disillusioned, conservative extremist, who began using his strip in later years to attack the very causes he once championed. This is a rich and compelling investigation into the psyche of a paradoxical American icon, who at the height of his fame was one of America's highest-paid and most well-known entertainers, gracing the cover of Time and other magazines, and franchising Li'l Abner into film, theater, radio, merchandising and more. Illustrated throughout with examples of Capp's cartoons.
About the Author: Alexander Theroux has taught at Harvard, MIT, Yale, and the University of Virginia, where he took his doctorate in 1968. He is best known as the author of Darconville's Cat and An Adultery, as well as the essay "The Primary Colors," hailed by John Updike as "an amazing display of omnidirectional erudition and an omnivorous poetic instinct." He resides in West Barnstable, MA.
Title: Enigma of Al Capp
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Fantagraphics Books, 2002. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP11948222
Book Description Fantagraphics Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G1560973404I3N00
Book Description Fantagraphics Books. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2718467323
Book Description Fantagraphics Books. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2763402605
Book Description Fantagraphics Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 1560973404 Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z1560973404Z2
Book Description Fantagraphics Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1560973404 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # KCM2017CFGG013117H0317
Book Description Fantagraphics, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Al Capp was a controversial giant in the world of comic books; he was the creator of the classic Li l Abner , a merchandising genius and an outspoken extremist. This book looks at his life, from his early days ghosting for the creator of Joe Palooka, through to his fame at the top of the field. Bookseller Inventory # AAT9781560973409
Book Description Fantagraphics. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Enigma of Al Capp, Alexander Theroux. Bookseller Inventory # B9781560973409
Book Description Fantagraphics Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 1560973404 This book is shelved in the Biography section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unmarked unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers. NICE!. Bookseller Inventory # Z1560973404Z2
Book Description Fantagraphics Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. normal wear. Bookseller Inventory # 2373b