The Graphic Canon, Volume 3: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest

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8.5 X 1.5 X 11.0 inches | 3.9 pounds
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About the Author

Founder of the website The Memory Hole, which archived sensitive and difficult to find official documents, RUSS KICK has devoted much of his life to digging up what others hope to keep buried. His bestselling anthologies, including You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, have sold over half a million copies. The New York Times has dubbed Kick an information archaeologist, Details magazine described Kick as "a Renaissance man," and Utne Reader named him one of its "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World." Russ Kick lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tucson, Arizona.


"These works of literature do not reside just on the shelves of academia; they flourish in the eye of our imagination ... will leave you awe-struck." --New York Times Book Review

"It's easily the most ambitious and successfully realized literary project in recent memory, and certainly the one that's most relevant for today's readers" --NPR, Indie Booksellers Pick 2012's Best

"The Most Beautiful Book of 2013 is The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3" --Publishers Weekly, "Best Summer Books 2013"

"The Graphic Canon is startlingly brilliant." --School Library Journal

"This meaty slab is laced with more wit, beauty, social commentary and shock than one might expect." --Kirkus Reviews

"This is not only a survey of the world's diverse artistic past, but also a breathtaking glimpse of this young medium's incredible future ... proves most powerful in its tear-inducing panoply of graphic talents and styles working in the comics medium." --Booklist (starred review)

"The trilogy should occupy a prominent place in all adult graphic novel collections." --Library Journal

"The Graphic Canon is absolutely the most ambitious book I've picked up this year." --Newsday

"Kick's passionate introductions anchor the collection, appearing before every adaptation and setting writer and artist in context. And they're central to the anthology's purpose: to entertain, but also to broaden the mind, to foist James Joyce on people who never got beyond Buck Mulligan, to nudge lovers of literature to pick up a graphic novel or three." --The Guardian

"Bold, brilliant ... By turns playful and beautiful, this visual treatment is more than entertainment; it offers a new perspective for understanding these enduring works." --Reader's Digest

"A treasure trove for literary comics fans." --Wired

"A vibrant, feverish dance through some of the best parts of our artistic history." --Paste

"Verdict: Russ Kick brings it on home - to the home library - with style." --The Austin Chronicle