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The Resource Goya : the terrible sublime : a graphic novel, El Torres ; art by Fran Galán

Goya : the terrible sublime : a graphic novel, El Torres ; art by Fran Galán

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Goya : the terrible sublime : a graphic novel
Title
Goya
Title remainder
the terrible sublime : a graphic novel
Statement of responsibility
El Torres ; art by Fran Galán
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
"Francisco de Goya is considered one of the most important Spanish painters of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, last of the Greats and first of the modernists. But his sumptuous images stemmed from a mind in torment, especially later in his life. Goya: The Terrible Sublime is a graphic novel inspired by Goya's life, in particular focusing on his final years, as he struggles with assorted physical ailments that threaten to take his mind, as well. Recovering from a serious illness in Cadiz, Spain, which has left him deaf, Goya suffers from terrible headaches, high fevers, and hallucinations, beset by visions of death that will become all too real with the advent of the Spanish War of Independence. Still, the monsters in his delusions are not real<U+0015>but his friend Asensio Julia is, and he belongs to another world."--Amazon.com
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Review
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes was a well-known Spanish romantic painter, much sought-after in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The latter half of his life was fraught with physical and mental illnesses. In this fictional account of that part of the artist&#8217;s life, readers explore the demons that affected Goya&#8217;s personal and professional life. Torres and Galán use the graphic-novel format to their advantage: Torres, as if writing horror, reflects on the people and places that affected Goya&#8217;s life and how they fed into the terrifying images he saw. Galán keeps the illustrations dark in both palate and style: Goya&#8217;s mental anguish and hallucinations are drawn in an increasingly rough and textured manner, allowing the reader to differentiate between reality and Goya&#8217;s imaginings. For the best reading experience, previous knowledge of Goya as person and artist is helpful, as the prologue and back matter give insufficient background to the people and situations referenced throughout the book. This title will appeal equally to fans of gothic horror and biographical fiction. -- Suzanne Temple (Reviewed 5/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 18, p40)
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10792826
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1972-
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Torres, El
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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Galán, Fran
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True
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  • Goya, Francisco
  • Goya, Francisco
  • Painters
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the terrible sublime
Label
Goya : the terrible sublime : a graphic novel, El Torres ; art by Fran Galán
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
on1083165589
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781643130163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1083165589
Label
Goya : the terrible sublime : a graphic novel, El Torres ; art by Fran Galán
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
on1083165589
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781643130163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1083165589

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