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Adapting the Novel: the Graphic Canon

June 4, 2013 7:30pm

Adapting the Novel: the Graphic Canon GC3
Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:30pm
Irish Arts Center
553 West 51 Street
New York, NY

Join Graphic Canon contributor Robert Berry at the exhibition Ulysses Seen: An International Bloomsday at the Irish Arts Center Wednesday, June 4th to celebrate the launch of The Graphic Canon Volume 3 with fellow contributors Annie Mok, Lauren Weinstein, Peter Kuper, and Brendan Leach.

Karen Green, curator of the Columbia University Library collection of graphic novels, will be moderation a discussion about adapting literature into a visual form. The Graphic Canon Volume 3 is a nonstop barrage of comics, full-page illustrations, photography, and cutting-edge design bringing to life the literature of the twentieth century. You never know what you’ll find: a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H. G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston (drawn by Milton Knight), a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch, Rilke’s soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet, a WWI soldier’s suppressed poem of war’s savagery, Anaïs Nin’s diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs’s Junky ), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme.

Join Robert Berry, Annie Mok, Laren Weinstein, Peter Kuper, and Brendan Leach for the launch of this visually stunning collection. The panel discussion begins at 7:30, and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception at 8:30. This event is free of charge, but you can reserve a space in advance. To learn more about the event, go to the Irish Arts Center event page.

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