The Wild Party: The Lost Classic

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Pantheon Books, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 110 pages
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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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Published in 1928, this racy prose poem follows a night in the life of a vaudeville dancer that includes everything from hot sex to cold murder. This classy edition has 75 drawings by Art Spiegelman (MAUS) and red velvet endpapers. 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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