City of Glass Sarah Kay
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First published in 1985, 'City of Glass' stands as the first installment of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. Here, it has been brilliantly transformed into a graphic novel that loses none of the nuance of the original. It even gains in effect, due to the collaborative imaginative effort that brings it successfully to this format: 'Machine-like, fitful, alternating between slow and rapid gestures, rigid and yet expressive, as if the operation were out of control, strict, not quite corresponding to the will that lay behind it.' Black-and-white illustration throughout. 144p.

Editorial Reviews

This is a masterly adaptation by Karasik and Mazzucchelli (nominated for both Eisner and Harvey Awards upon its original 1994 release) of Auster's 1985 novel of the same title. After the death of his wife and son, poet and playwright Daniel Quinn lives a life of quiet desolation. When a mysterious voice repeatedly calls him asking for Paul Auster, private eye, Quinn takes on the persona of Auster and becomes involved in the case of a man who as a child was shut in a dark room for nine years. Auster's novel of ideas isn't exactly tailor-made for a graphic representation. But Karasik and Mazzucchelli bring ingenuity and a deep understanding of the possibilities of the comics medium to the challenge. A new introduction by Art Spiegelman outlines the genesis of the project. Mature themes and a bit of nudity make this for adult collections, for which it's strongly recommended. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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