American Comics by Jeremy Dauber audiobook

American Comics: A History

By Jeremy Dauber

Blackstone Publishing 9780393635607

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 02/01/2022

    ISBN: 9798200749386

  • Available on 02/01/2022

    ISBN: 9798200749362

  • Available on 02/01/2022

    ISBN: 9798200749409

Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The sweeping story of cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels and their century-long hold on the American imagination.

Starting with the Civil War and cartoonist Thomas Nast, creator of the lasting images of Uncle Sam and Santa Claus, author Jeremy Dauber whizzes listeners through comics’ progress in the twentieth century and beyond: from the golden age of newspaper comic strips (Krazy Kat, Yellow Kid, Dick Tracy) to the midcentury superhero boom (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman); from the moral panic of the Eisenhower era to the underground comix movement; from the grim and gritty Dark Knights and Watchmen to the graphic novel’s brilliant rise (Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco).

Dauber’s story shows not only how comics have changed, but how American politics and history have changed them. Throughout, he describes the origins of beloved comics, champions neglected masterpieces, and argues that we can understand how America sees itself through whose stories comics tell.

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Author Bio: Jeremy Dauber

Author Bio: Jeremy Dauber

Jeremy Dauber is the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia. He is the author of several books on Jewish literature, including a biography of Sholem Aleichem that was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English