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Breakdowns: Retrato Del Artista Como Un Joven %@&*!/ Portrait of the Artist As a Young %@&*!

Spiegelman, Art

ISBN 10: 0375423958 / ISBN 13: 9780375423956
Published by Pantheon Books, 2008
New Condition: New Hardcover
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SIGNED opposite of Title Page. 1st Revised Edition-Stated. 1st Printing-Full # Line. New copy. Never read. BEAUTIFUL copy of Hardcover Book & Cover [no dust jacket issued.] Signature "Squiggle" mark is part of the autograph. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 001990

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Title: Breakdowns: Retrato Del Artista Como Un ...

Publisher: Pantheon Books

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>Maus</i> explores the comics form...and how it formed him!<br /><br />This book opens with <i>Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&amp;*!</i>, creating vignettes of the people, events, and comics that shaped Art Spiegelman. It traces the artist's evolution from a MAD-comics obsessed boy in Rego Park, Queens, to a neurotic adult examining the effect of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.<br /><br />The second part presents a facsimile of <i>Breakdowns</i>, the long-sought after collection of the artist's comics of the 1970s, the book that triggers these memories. <i>Breakdowns</i> established the mode of formally sophisticated comics that transformed the medium, and includes the prototype of <i>Maus</i>, cubist experiments, an essay on humor, and the definitive genre-twisting pulp story &quot;Ace Hole-Midget Detective.&quot;<br /><br />Pulling all this together is an illustrated essay that looks back at the sixties as the artist pushes sixty, and explains the obsessions that brought these works into being. Poignant, funny, complex, and innovative, <i>Breakdowns</i> alters the terms of what can be accomplished in a memoir.


For the last 40 years, comics artist Art Spiegelman has been influential in both pushing the limits of the medium, as well as bringing underground &quot;comix&#x201d; to the forefront of popular culture. He's perhaps most famous for <em>Maus</em>, the story of his parents' experience in the Holocaust, which earned him a special Pulitzer Prize Letters award in 1992. More recently, his work has appeared in the <em>New Yorker</em>--including the stunning, somber post-9/11 cover--and he was named one of <em>Time</em>'s 100 Most Influential People in 2005. We sent him a few questions about <em>Breakdowns</em>, and he was kind enough to respond with this handwritten document. See the full image with more questions and answers. [JPEG, 389K]<br /><br />

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