For Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus, the terrorist attacks of September 11, were both highly personal and. Aili McConnon admires Art Spiegelman’s compelling vision of the aftermath of the attack on New York, In the Shadow of No Towers. IN THE SHADOW OF NO TOWERS By Art Spiegelman. Illustrated. 42 pp. Pantheon Books. $ Duke Ellington was luckier than Art.

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Art Spiegelman’s works, especially the groundbreaking Holocaust comic “Maus,” have always been as much about phenomena occurring outside his vertiginous comic strip frames as about the events within them.

A world treasure in a format that enables slow reading, or hungry reading, whatever you can digest at the time.

Inspired jo Your Browsing History. Much of the research on his life afterwhen he came to the States as tne illegal immigrant, was done through interviewing hundreds of his friends and contemporaries, going back as far as the s. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He insisted that he loved women, and that it was just his occasional irritation with them that came through.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Pantheon Graphic Library Board book: Feb 29, Kirsten rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think that this is an important book to read now, almost a decade after September He returned again and again to this major theme.


Yes, I laughed at the Family Guy episode. To a good extent, I agree; however, I feel that his work – ar just in The Shadow of No Towers, but the rest of it as well – really does suffer from that assumption.

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He also includes a history lesson about how comics relate to journalism. Mar 17, Kerfe rated it really liked it Shelves: Definitely worth a look. At first, I got it and thought: But I don’t know if this is really a book, or if it is, what kind of book it might be. He struggled with facility and tremendous talent. Rather, Spiegelman subtly suggests that as he stands on the “faultline where World History and Personal History collide”, struggling to articulate trauma, loss and memory, he can better understand the plight of towes caught in the aftermath of large-scale violence.

Sep 11, David rated it it was amazing. Just find a copy of this book in your library – you don’t even tne to check towere out, as it takes less than an hour to read. Return to Book Page.

Which I can understand, given the subject matter. Again, I can see where the neurosis is coming from.

In the Shadow of No Towers

Hardly inspirational or even insightful into that day is it? It’s an important work. Jul 25, Margie rated it liked it.

Title pop Redundant infobox title param All stub articles. He was drinking heavily throughout the period, and uncharacteristically had trouble reinventing himself after the magisterial works of the late s.


There is a thread of a narrative, as Spiegelman and Francoi Incomprehensibly neurotic and strange. I can understand the fragmentation, to a degree. Spiegelman and his family bore witness to the attacks in their lower Manhattan neighborhood: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It is bookmarked with an explanation of why he wrote the comics and a history of political comics in towerrs.

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My daughters complained about the line to which I gave them my evil stare and then used all my guilt tactics He identified with another, more vital America—show girls, Times Square, constant change.

Inthe series of ten strips and a supplement of reprints of turn-of-theth-century comic strips such as The Katzenjammer Kids and The Yellow Kid were collected and published together as a book by Viking Books.

Wild Party Joseph Moncure March. I have read several reviews on here that mock Art Spiegelman as “The King” or call his book pretentious or get angry over the fact that it’s short or too large in size. This must-have collection of hard-hitting, self-deprecating strips on life during wartime was ignored during its creation by the very publications that made Spiegelman a big name in New York literary and artistic circles: