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The Resource Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli

Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli

Label
Asterios Polyp
Title
Asterios Polyp
Statement of responsibility
David Mazzucchelli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames. In a tenacious daze, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this "escape" really about? As the story unfolds, moving between the present and the past, we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character, and how he's gotten to where he is. And isn't. And we meet Hana: a sweet, smart, first-generation Japanese American artist with whom he had made a blissful life. But now she's gone. Did Asterios do something to drive her away? What has happened to her? Is she even alive? All the questions will be answered, eventually. In the meantime, we are enthralled by Mazzucchelli's extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics, sharply observed social mores, and deftly depicted asides on everything from design theory to the nature of human perception
  • Asterios Polyp, its arrogant, prickly protagonist, is an award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new
Summary
Asterios Polyp, its arrogant, prickly protagonist, is an award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Eisner Awards, Best Graphic Album - New, 2010.
  • Harvey Awards, Best Graphic Album - Original, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
320802
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn229026828
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780307377326
Lccn
2008027859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)229026828
Label
Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn229026828
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780307377326
Lccn
2008027859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)229026828

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