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Breakdowns (original 1978; edition 2008)

by Art Spiegelman

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Member:ConnieJo
Title:Breakdowns
Authors:Art Spiegelman
Info:Viking (2008), Hardcover, 72 pages
Collections:Comics / Graphic Novels
Rating:****
Tags:read, own, magazine comic

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Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! by Art Spiegelman (1978)

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A reprint of a fairly groundbreaking but ignored comic from the late 1970s by Art Spiegelman, with a graphic introduction and a textual afterword. I found much of the content of Breakdowns inaccessible but I enjoyed the autobiographical foreword and afterword. ( )
  questbird | May 15, 2013 |
Versão original do livro com material tanto antigo quanto inédito do Art Spiegelman.
  ericoassis | Apr 4, 2010 |
Hillary Chute, Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, currently writing a book on contemporary women cartoonists, has chosen to discuss Art Spiegelman's Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!, on FiveBooks (http://five-books.com) as one of the top five on her subject - Graphic Narratives, saying that:

“…Breakdowns was first published in 1978 in an edition of 5,000 copies, 1,000 of which were ruined in an accident at the printers. For years it’s been a rare, coveted book, so when Pantheon republished it in 2008 it was unbelievable. I remember seeing a used first edition of Breakdowns in a New York store for $375 and it was on sale. It was the book everybody wanted but couldn’t afford, and now it costs $27.50. .…”.

The full interview is available here: http://thebrowser.com/books/interviews/hillary-chute ( )
  FiveBooks | Feb 8, 2010 |
This book as Spiegelman is not as enduring as Maus but a must see, more than a must see. ( )
  fiktions | Aug 12, 2009 |
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The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son, in a volume that includes a facsimile of Breakdowns, the artist's comics from the 1970s.… (more)

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