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Exploded view : essays on fatherhood, with diagrams

Author: Dustin Parsons
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
Series: Crux (Athens, Ga.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English
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"Exploded View: A Memoir with Diagrams is exactly that. Using public domain images altered to hold the text, these "graphic" essays play with the conventions of telling a life story, and with how illustration and text work together in print. Like a graphic novel, the story is in not only the text, but also in how that text interacts with the images that accompany it. Diagrams were an important part of Parsons's  Read more...
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Named Person: Dustin Parsons
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dustin Parsons
ISBN: 9780820352879 082035287X
OCLC Number: 1005850793
Description: 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 17 cm.
Contents: The 412 into Tulsa --
Pumpjack --
Harvest --
Transmission --
Dispatches from the fifty-first state --
Solar array --
Silhouettes --
The Fujita scale --
Prairie panhandle --
The festive revolver --
Orientation --
The flood plain --
Book of ghosts --
Mousetrap --
Fruit fly extermination --
Loose ends --
Spoor --
Mulberries --
From stories I've been told: Grandfather --
The owl in twenty-six folds --
Jackfruit --
The traffic in Kottayam --
Take an island, give an island back --
Missing person --
From stories I've been told: Student --
From the moon illusion notebooks --
Drop off --
The graduates of Fly-Fishing School, Sarasota, Florida, class of July 13, 2013 --
Exploded view --
Nesting box for the Eastern bluebird: a guide --
From the homeowner's guide to deer prevention --
Wind turbine --
X-ray machine --
Come celebrate the radial arm saw --
Solomon Grundy says good night --
The arrow of time --
Geode --
From the suitor's almanac --
The gun and the bird --
From a rooftop --
Sandhill cranes --
How to make a cardinal in five easy steps --
Duck call.
Series Title: Crux (Athens, Ga.)
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Dustin Parsons.

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This memoir distinguishes itself from others in its ""graphic"" elements - the appropriated diagrams, instructions, and ""exploded view"" inventory images - that Parsons has used. They help guide the  Read more...

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