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Feiffer, Jules

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ISBN 10: 0394508378 / ISBN 13: 9780394508375
Published by Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 1979
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Oblong bound hardcover with dust wrapper. Not an uncommon book by any means but seldom found in such a fine fresh copy, dust wrapper retains $8.95 publication price and entirely free of the usual nicks/tears & other flaws. Free of any former owner markings of any kind. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1995645597

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Title: Tantrum

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A novel-in-cartoons follows the fortunes of a man who no longer wants to be a husband and father, who no longer wants any responsibilities, who wants only to be a two year old


It may seem crazy to say that there is nothing silly about a graphic novel whose central plot centers on a 42-year-old man who wills himself into the form of a 2-year-old boy. But this conceit, coupled with Jules Feiffer's trademark eye for social criticism, enables Tantrum to tackle heavy-duty adult themes: the weight of responsibility and the price of freedom. If you have ever experienced melancholy about where your life has gone, you should read Tantrum; it is written with a wisdom that only comes with age. The frantic quality of Feiffer's super-quick sketchy lines adds to the intensity and impatience of the work. The novel's best moment involves a Daliesque scene in which a woman is trying to diet herself into nothing but her pure essence. In the hands of a lesser writer, the vignette could come off as being in incredibly bad taste or pointlessly out-of-place, but Feiffer artfully, and with poignant skill, ties this woman's struggle to the 2-year-old's adventure.

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