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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: US EVFIC MAZ2009
Title: Asterios Polup
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Personal name: Mazzucchelli, David
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013491 checked in 2019-09-04 20:01:57

Additional Bibliographic Information:
Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Everyday Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9780307377326
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Pantheon Books
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2009
Other physical details: hardcover, large format, full colour, two tone
Summary, etc. note: The triumphant return of one of comics’ greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man’s search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait. 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.
Expansion of summary note: USA, American, United States, coming of age, architecture, relationships, antihero, memory, tragedy, Greek mythology, postmodernism, binaries, critical theory, sculpture, design, aesthetics, nudity, mature, philosophical, womanizing, sexuality, gender, mansplaining, masculinity, experimental
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: September, 2019
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