Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

01/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

“If the theoretical value of a picture is still holding steady at a thousand words, then Alison Bechdel’s slim yet Proustian graphic memoir, Fun Home, must be the most ingeniously compact, hyper-verbose example of autobiography to have been produced. It is a pioneering work, pushing two genres (comics and memoir) in multiple new directions, with panels that combine the detail and technical proficiency of R. Crumb with a seriousness, emotional complexity and innovation completely its own. Then there are the actual words…. Bechdel’s rich language and precise images combine to create a lush piece of work—a memoir where concision and detail are melded for maximum, obsessive density.” —The New York Times


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