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The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For (Paperback)
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The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 04/12/2008
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A collection of comic strips by the internationally-acclaimed graphic-literary talent Alison Bechdel offers an acerbically funny insight into the lesbian culture of 1980s America Bechdel's brilliantly imagined counter-cultural band of friends - academics, social workers, booksellers - fall in and out of love, negotiate relationships, raise children, switch careers and cope with aging parents. The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For fuses high and low culture - from foreign domestic policy to domestic routine, postmodern theory to hot sex - in a serial graphic narrative 'suitable for all humanist persuasions'. Alison Bechdel has been chronicling the lives of a small universe of cartoon characters in her strip Dykes To Watch Out For, which has been syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers in the USA and has been published in eleven volumes. For this first time, this collection gathers the best of those volumes. 'So much more than a comic strip... No one comes close to Alison Bechdel' Times

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224087063
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 954 g
Dimensions: 235 x 204 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"So much more than a comic strip... No one comes close to Alison Bechdel" * The Times *
"This compendium is testament to a unique literary-graphic talent" * The Times *
"For 25 years Bechdel's path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip has been collected in award-winning volumes. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers an irresistible selection from all 11 volumes" * Chicago Tribune *
"Ms. Bechdel began her strips... partly to provide ''an antidote'' to culture's image of gay women as ''warped, sick, humorless and undesirable.'' Boy, has she succeeded. Her crazy lesbians seem saner than the rest of us, and beyond beautiful" * The New York Times *
"The greatest lesbian soap opera... is Bechdels miraculously well-sustained chronicling of a circle of friends over the course of 20 years, Dykes to Watch Out For" * Booklist *

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