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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
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Houghton
From the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others

For twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million copies in print), syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers a “rich, funny, deep and impossible to put down” (Publishers Weekly) selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form.

Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it “half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.
Her brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends -- academics, social workers, bookstore clerks -- fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents.

Bechdel fuses high and low culture -- from foreign policy to domestic routine, hot sex to postmodern theory -- in a serial graphic narrative “suitable for humanists of all persuasions.”

From the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others

For twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million copies in print), syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers a ?rich, funny, deep and impossible to put down” (Publishers Weekly) selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form.

Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it ?half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.
Her brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends -- academics, social workers, bookstore clerks -- fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents.

Bechdel fuses high and low culture -- from foreign policy to domestic routine, hot sex to postmodern theory -- in a serial graphic narrative ?suitable for humanists of all persuasions.”


Baker & Taylor
Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.

Blackwell North Amer
For twenty-five years Alison Bechdel's path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes, syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages. Now, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers a selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form.
Settle into this Wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it "half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel") of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.
Bechdel's countercultural band of friends - academics, social workers, bookstore clerks - fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For fuses high and low culture - from foreign policy to domestic routine, postmodern theory to hot sex - in a serial graphic narrative "suitable for humanists of all persuasions."

Baker
& Taylor

In honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ground-breaking comic strip series, Dykes to Watch Out For brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends, in a volume that features selections from eleven previous volumes, as well as sixty strips never before published in book form.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2008
ISBN: 9780618968800
0618968806
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC B
Characteristics: xviii, 392 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Alternate Title: Dykes to watch out for

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Nov 24, 2014
  • Persnickety77 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lesbian soap opera, graphic novel style!

Jun 04, 2014
  • dpecsreads rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Borrowed from the Brooklyn Public Library

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