Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis — a story exhilaratingly suited to the graphic memoir form.
This autobiography by the author of the long-running strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, deals with her childhood with a closeted gay father, a family in ...
ly in which a man's secrets make his wife a tired husk and overshadow his daughter's burgeoning womanhood and homosexuality.
"A pioneering work, pushing two genres (comics and memoir) in multiple new directions... Bechdel's rich language and precise images combine to create a lush piece of work — a memoir where concision and detail are melded for maximum, obsessive density." (The New York Times Book Review)
Molto bello.Intelligente, sincero, intenso e sobrio al tempo stesso.Più ricco e profondo, anche nella lingua, di molti romanzi.Nel rapporto con il padre, un'autobiografia di formazione intrisa di letteratura.Molto emozionante, senza effetti.Non amo
..."enza effetti. Non amo troppo il tratto, il disegno ma direi che si adatta bene alla scrittura.Continua...Nascondi
I don't know where to start with this review. This book was a wonderful example of non-linear narrative. The story jumped around in time from episode to episode but while the story didn't progress in time the depth and understanding of the people
..." and their relationships in it increased with each new chapter revealing another layer of depth. Each chapter also had it's own literary theme, referring to a novel the author or her father liked and how it reflected their lives. (I must admit I found the Proust one the most dull but that's probably cause I've not read Proust). It was a very interesting, honest and insightful book. Definitely one I'd recommend.Continua...Nascondi
Every chapter tells the same story, again & again: the relationship between the author and her father. Always with new details, deeper feelings, some humor, literary citations (Proust, Joyce) & comparisons. Wonderful.