Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Art Spiegelman at Bowdoin

Free advanced tickets to hear Art Spiegelman speak at Bowdoin College tomorrow night ran out the same day they became available. If you were one of the lucky people who got a precious ticket, or if you are scratching your head wondering what all the buzz is about, consider reading some of the Pulitzer Prize winning author's other works beside Maus, volumes 1 and 2. Here are some Spiegelman suggestions that can be found in the Curtis Memorial Library collection or requestable through the Minerva system.

For mature readers, check out "The Wild Party" found in the CML Non-Fiction section at 813.52 M315 1994

Spiegelman illustrated Moncure's risque poem, banned in Beantown when it was first published in 1928 for showing the steamier side of life in the Roaring Twenties.

For children, teens, and adults who have a silly side, try his "Little Lit" series of books featuring artwork and stories created by cartoonists from around the world. These can be found in the library's Young Adult graphic novel collection or in Juvenile Fiction.

Or request Spiegleman's homage to his city, his country, and the symbol of tragedy, "In the Shadow of No Towers", his first full length graphic novel since Maus was published in 1992.

To see what Art Spiegelman titles and other graphic novels are available in the online catalog of Curtis Memorial Library and the Marvel system, click here: Online catalog

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