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Author: Kanye West; Bill Plympton
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Atria books hardcover edView all editions and formats
A collection of lyrics from songs by award-winning rapper Kanye West-illustrated with memorable drawings by renowned graphic artist Bill Plympton.

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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Texts Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Kanye West; Kanye West
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kanye West; Bill Plympton
ISBN: 1416537759 9781416537755
OCLC Number: 150373882
Notes: Subtitle from jacket.
Description: 79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Songs.
Responsibility: words & lyrics, Kanye West ; graphic interpretations, Bill Plympton.
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Hip hop superstar and Grammy-winning recording artist Kanye West collaborates with Oscar nominated film animator and graphic artist Bill Plympton to offer his insatiable fan base an illustrated book  Read more...


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"[Kanye] has always had an ability to make the personal universal and he doesn't fail with this book....the idea, delivery and execution of [Through the Wire] couldn't have worked out any better." Read more...

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