The Wild Party: The Lost Classic

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Pantheon Books, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 110 pages
45 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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User Review  - Honeybadger - Goodreads

Very hip, very well drawn. I like the minimalistic approach whereby the author tells a story through a poem, sketching out a single night in the life of the flapper party-set. The artwork does a great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nye Rees - Goodreads

Although this is an undeniably well-written poem, it's taught me that I only enjoy poetry in moderation. It seems to be a matter of taste with this type of book and this time round it just wasn't my thing. Read full review


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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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