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THE GRAPHIC NOVEL: AN INTRODUCTION. Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey. Cambridge University Press, 2014. Copyright 2015. 296 pp. with 31 ills. 25 x 19 cm. LC 2014-10130 ISBN 9781107025233 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 162782. Publisher's description: This book provides both students and scholars with a critical and historical introduction to the graphic novel. Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey explore this exciting form of visual and literary communication, showing readers how to situate and analyze graphic novels since their rise to prominence half a century ago. Several key questions are addressed: What is the graphic novel? How do we read graphic novels as narrative forms? Why is page design and publishing format so significant? What theories are developing to explain the genre? How is this form blurring the categories of high and popular literature? Why are graphic novelists nostalgic for the old comics? The authors address these and many other questions raised by the genre. Through their analysis of the works of many well-known graphic novelists including Bechdel, Clowes, Spiegelman and Ware " Baetens and Frey offer significant insights for future teaching and research on the graphic novel.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 162781
Hardcover $75.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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