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Lynd Ward

Six Novels in Woodcuts

Lynd Ward( )
Illustrator: Ward, Lynd
Author: Ward, Lynd
Editor: Spiegelman, Art
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Publisher:Library of America, The
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $80.00
Book Description:

From the eve of the Great Depression to the start of World War II, Lynd Ward (1905 - 1985) observed the troubled American scene through the double lens of a politically committed storyteller and a visionary graphic artist. His medium - the wordless 'novel in woodcuts' - was his alone, and he quickly brought it from bold iconographic infancy to subtle and still unrivalled mastery. Gods' Man(1929), the audaciously ambitious work that made Ward's reputation, is a modern morality...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.304 x 8.502 x 3.978 Inches
Book Weight:5.139 Pounds
Author Biography
Ward, Lynd (Illustrator)
Art Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden on February 15, 1948. He is the son of Polish Jews who survived imprisonment in Auschwitz. His family immigrated to the United States. He became a professional cartoonist at the age of 16. He studied art and philosophy at Harpur College.

He became a creative consultant, designer, and writer for Topps Chewing Gum, Inc., where he created Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and other novelty items. The Complete Mr. Infinity was published in 1970 and won the Joel M. Cavior Award for Jewish Writing. In 1980, Spiegelman and his wife, Françoise Mouly founded the avant-garde comics magazine RAW. His best known work Maus: A Survivor's Tale, was published in 1986 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. His other works include Maus: A Survivor's Tale II, In the Shadow of No Towers, Breakdowns, Jack and the Box, Be a Nose, and The Ghosts of Ellis Island. MetaMaus won the 2011 National Jewish Book Award in the Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir category.


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