The Resource Gods' man ; : Madman's drum ; Wild pilgrimage, Lynd Ward ; edited by Art Spiegelman

Gods' man ; : Madman's drum ; Wild pilgrimage, Lynd Ward ; edited by Art Spiegelman

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Gods' man ; : Madman's drum ; Wild pilgrimage
Title
Gods' man ;
Title remainder
Madman's drum ; Wild pilgrimage
Statement of responsibility
Lynd Ward ; edited by Art Spiegelman
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Language
eng
Summary
From the eve of the Great Depression to the onset of World War II, Lynd Ward, America's first great graphic novelist, bore witness to the roiling, dizzying national scene as both a master printmaker and a socially committed storyteller. His medium of expression, the wordless "novel in woodcuts," was his alone in the United States, and he quickly brought it from bold iconic infancy to a still unrivaled richness of drama, characterization, imagery, and technique. In this , the first of two volumes collecting all his woodcut novels, The Library of America brings together Ward's earliest books, published when the artist was still in his twenties. Gods' Man (1929), the audaciously ambitious work that made Ward's reputation, is a modern morality play, an allegory of the deadly bargain a striving young artist often makes with life. Madman's Drum (1930), a multigenerational saga worthy of Faulkner, traces the legacy of violence haunting a family whose stock-in-trade is human souls. Wild Pilgrimage (1932), perhaps the most accomplished of these early books, is a study in the brutalization of an American factory worker whose heart can still respond to beauty but whose mind is twisted in rage against the system and its shackles. The images reproduced in this volume are taken from prints pulled from the original woodblocks or first-generation electrotypes. Ward's novels are presented, for the first time since the 1930s, in the format that the artist intended, one image per right-hand page, and are followed by four essays in which he discusses the technical challenges of his craft. Art Spiegelman contributes an introductory essay. "Reading Pictures," that defines Ward's towering achievement in that most demanding of graphic-story forms, the wordless novel in woodcuts
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1985
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Lynd
Dewey number
761.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NE1112.W37
LC item number
A4 2010
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Spiegelman, Art
Series statement
The Library of America series
Series volume
210
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wood-engraving
  • Stories without words
Label
Gods' man ; : Madman's drum ; Wild pilgrimage, Lynd Ward ; edited by Art Spiegelman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading pictures / Art Spiegelman -- Gods' man -- Madman's drum -- Wild pilgrimage -- Essays.The way of wood engraving -- On "Gods' Man" -- On "Madman's Drum" -- On "Wild Pilgrimage"
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxv, 833 pages
Isbn
9781598530803
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010924275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn548596916
  • (OCoLC)548596916
Label
Gods' man ; : Madman's drum ; Wild pilgrimage, Lynd Ward ; edited by Art Spiegelman
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading pictures / Art Spiegelman -- Gods' man -- Madman's drum -- Wild pilgrimage -- Essays.The way of wood engraving -- On "Gods' Man" -- On "Madman's Drum" -- On "Wild Pilgrimage"
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxv, 833 pages
Isbn
9781598530803
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010924275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn548596916
  • (OCoLC)548596916

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