Drawn from the Classics

Drawn from the Classics

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The graphic novel is the most exciting literary format to emerge in the past thirty years. Among its more inspired uses has been the superlative adaptation of literary classics. Unlike the comic book abridgments aimed at young readers of an earlier era, today's graphic novel adaptations are created for an adult audience, and capture the subtleties of sophisticated written works. This first ever collection of essays focusing on graphic novel adaptations of various literary classics demonstrates how graphic narrative offers new ways of understanding the classics, including the works of Homer, Poe, Flaubert, Conrad and Kafka, among many others.Finally, Kid Beowulf has one other quality which makes it distinct from all the other adaptations here discussed: it has actual teaching tools already prepared. Fajardo has cooperated with Dr. Katie Monnin, an Associate Professor of Literacy atanbsp;...

Title:Drawn from the Classics
Author: Stephen E. Tabachnick, Esther Bendit Saltzman
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-05-18


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