Revenge of the Librarians

Canongate Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. September 2022
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 180 Seiten
978-1-83885-821-6 (ISBN)
Confront the spectre of failure, the wraith of social media, and other supernatural enemies of the author

Tom Gauld returns with his wittiest and most trenchant collection of literary cartoons to date. Perfectly composed drawings are punctuated with the artist's signature brand of humour, hitting high and low. After all, Gauld is just as comfortable taking jabs at Jane Eyre and Game of Thrones.

Some particularly favoured targets include the pretentious procrastinating novelist, the commercial mercenary of the dispassionate editor, the wilful obscurantism of the vainglorious poet. Quake in the presence of the stack of bedside books as it grows taller! Gnash your teeth at the ever-moving deadline that the writer never meets! Quail before the critic's incisive dissection of the manuscript! And most importantly, seethe with envy at the paragon of creative productivity!

Revenge of the Librarians contains even more murders, drubbings and castigations than The Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, Baking For Kafka or any other collections of mordant scribblings by the inimitably excellent Gauld.
  • Englisch
  • Edinburgh
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  • Großbritannien
  • Pappband
colour illustrations throughout; Illustrations, unspecified
  • Höhe: 239 mm
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  • Breite: 137 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 512 gr
978-1-83885-821-6 (9781838858216)

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Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator with weekly comic strips in the Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in the New York Times and on the cover of the New Yorker. He is the author of Goliath, You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, Mooncop (a New York Times bestseller), Baking with Kafka (winner of an Eisner Award) and, most recently, Department of Mind-Blowing Theories. He lives and works in London.

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Praise for Tom Gauld: Tom Gauld is always funny, but he's funny in a way that makes you feel smarter -- NEIL GAIMAN Gauld is my favourite hyper-minimalist brainiac cartoonist -- WILLIAM GIBSON [Gauld's strips] have become known for their wry, playful erudition * * New Yorker * * Gauld's deceptively simple panels and sparse, understated dialogue speak poetically . . . Gauld finds humour and hope - as well as coffee and doughnuts - in his portrait of a fading utopia * * Guardian * * Each single-page piece is a clever, funny, slightly bonkers riff on a literary theme . . . Sublime * * The Times * * Tom Gauld might just be the Edward Gorey of our time, channelling his wry humour and macabre aesthetic through exquisite black-and-white illustrations -- MARIA POPOVA His work is solace, comfort, guilty pleasure, joy, thrill, pleasure palace . . . Falls into the national treasure category * * Bookmunch * * One of the best cartoonists around! * * BoingBoing * * His economical art . . . is married to dry, incisive humor, making each strip a carefully composed marvel * * Publishers Weekly * * Tom Gauld's deceptively simple comics hold a mirror to human hypocrisies * * Huffington Post * *

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