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Asterios Polyp

Author: David Mazzucchelli
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Asterios Polyp, its arrogant, prickly protagonist, is an award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new.
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Cartoon
Recreational reading
Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc
tecknade serier
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Mazzucchelli
ISBN: 9780307377326 0307377326
OCLC Number: 229026828
Awards: Winner of L.A. Times Book Prize (Graphic Novel) 2009
Winner of Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Graphic Album-New) 2010
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Responsibility: David Mazzucchelli.
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Abstract:

Asterios Polyp, its arrogant, prickly protagonist, is an award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new.

"The triumphant return of one of comics' greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man's search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait. Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames. In a tenacious daze, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this "escape" really about? As the story unfolds, moving between the present and the past, we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character, and how he's gotten to where he is. And isn't. And we meet Hana: a sweet, smart, first-generation Japanese American artist with whom he had made a blissful life. But now she's gone. Did Asterios do something to drive her away? What has happened to her? Is she even alive? All the questions will be answered, eventually. In the meantime, we are enthralled by Mazzucchelli's extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics, sharply observed social mores, and deftly depicted asides on everything from design theory to the nature of human perception. Asterios Polyp is David Mazzucchelli's masterpiece: a great American graphic novel"--Publisher's website.

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