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The Resource Forging the past : Seth and the art of memory, Daniel Marrone

Forging the past : Seth and the art of memory, Daniel Marrone

Label
Forging the past : Seth and the art of memory
Title
Forging the past
Title remainder
Seth and the art of memory
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Marrone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At once familiar and hard to place, the work of acclaimed Canadian cartoonist Seth evokes a world that no longer exists--and perhaps never existed, except in the panels of long-forgotten comics. Seth's distinctive drawing style strikingly recalls a bygone era of cartooning, an apt vehicle for melancholy, gently ironic narratives that depict the grip of the past on the present. Even when he appears to look to the past, however, Seth (born Gregory Gallant) is constantly pushing the medium of comics forward with sophisticated work that often incorporates metafiction, parody, and formal experimentation. Forging the Past offers a comprehensive account of this work and the complex interventions it makes into the past. Moving beyond common notions of nostalgia, Daniel Marrone explores the various ways in which Seth's comics induce readers to participate in forging histories and memories. Marrone discusses collecting, Canadian identity, New Yorker cartoons, authenticity, artifice, and ambiguity--all within the context of comics' unique structure and texture. Seth's comics are suffused with longing for the past, but on close examination this longing is revealed to be deeply ambivalent, ironic, and self-aware. Marrone undertakes the most thorough, sustained investigation of Seth's work to date, while advancing a broader argument about how comics operate as a literary medium. Included as an appendix is a substantial interview, conducted by the author, in which Seth candidly discusses his work, his peers, and his influences."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marrone, Daniel
Dewey number
741.569
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great comics artists series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seth
  • Seth
  • Seth
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Themes, motives
  • Canada
Label
Forging the past : Seth and the art of memory, Daniel Marrone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986098236
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781496814791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986098236
Label
Forging the past : Seth and the art of memory, Daniel Marrone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986098236
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781496814791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)986098236

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