Review: Fun home

Auteur: Alison IMG_4339Bechdel
Titel: Fun Home – A family tragicomic
Genre: Literatuur, graphic novel
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2006
ISBN: 9780618477944
Aantal bladzijden: 234
Gelezen: 31 mei 2014

“Fun Home is a fresh and brilliantly told memor marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. Like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, it’s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

Meet Alison’s father, obsessive restorer of the family’s Victorian home, funeral director, high school English teacher, icily distant parent and closeted homosexual, who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a babysitter.

Through a narrative that is alternately heart-breaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter’s complex yearning for her father. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic – and redemptive.
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Review: Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes


Auteur: Roland Barthes
Titel: Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes
Genre: Literatuur
Taal: Engels:
Jaar: 1975
ISBN: 0520087836
Aantal bladzijden: 187
Gelezen: 14 – 29 december

Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag wrote, was “the most consistently intelligent, important, and useful critic… to have emerged anywhere.” But who was the man behind the literary figure? The beginning of an answer can be found in the pages of Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes, a unique autobiography and Barthes’ most original work, in which the subject of commentary is none other than the commentator himself. Brilliant and playful, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes combines the personal and the theoretical to reveal the author’s tastes, his habits, his passions and regrets – stratling fragments of a life made of words.

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