The Wild Party: The Lost Classic

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Pantheon Books, 1994 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 110 pages
61 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
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The illustrations is this edition are not to be missed. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bill Glover - Goodreads

Cracking good stuff and the illustrations by Art Spiegelman are a perfect fit. I can't see how this is suppose to talk me outta the lure of a proper party. I'm not going to shoot someone cause I get my hands on some sweet bathtub gin, and it seems an interesting crowd. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate Elliott - Goodreads

Homicidal jazz age orgy written in kitschy verse! And bad verse at that! Naturally I recommend. (See also: this edition has Art Spiegelman illustrations.) 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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