The Wild Party: The Lost Classic

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Pantheon Books, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 110 pages
54 Reviews
When first published in 1928, this story of one night of debauchery in the life of a Vaudeville dancer became a "scandalous" success. "The Wild Party" is now given new life and expression, with March's text accompanied by more than 75 remarkable drawings by Art Spiegelman.

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The Spiegelman illustrations are great. - Goodreads
The writing itself is Jazz Age brilliant. - Goodreads
Loved the illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations is this edition are not to be missed. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

A great little slice of the Roaring 20s. Mostly too filthy to add to my Gatsby unit. The rhymes (the whole book is in verse) are evocative and often clever. But I have to say Spiegelman's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bill Fletcher - Goodreads

The Spiegelman illustrations are great. The poem, though very much of its age, is very affecting. And very funny in places. My favorite lines: "His hips were jaunty, And his gestures too dextrous. A Versatile lad! He was ambisextrous." Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
Section 3
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About the author (1994)

Joseph Moncure March was a poet, journalist and screenwriter best known for his two verse narratives, The Wild Party and The Set-Up, the story of a washed-up black boxer. An editor for The New Yorker in the 1920s, he died in 1977.

Art Spiegelman is the author of Maus, A Survivor's Tale, for which he received a special Pulitzer Prize in 1992. He was co-founder and editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine
of avant-garde comics, and is currently a staff artist for The New Yorker and comix editor at Details magazine. He is currently working on Crime Doesn't Pay, an opera libretto about the history of comics. He lives in New York City with his wife, Françoise Mouly, and their two children, Nadja and Dashiell.


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