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    DescriptionFrom the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others For twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million copies in print), syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers a ?rich, funny, deep and impossible to put down” (Publishers Weekly) selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form. Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it ?half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis. Her brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends -- academics, social workers, bookstore clerks -- fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents. Bechdel fuses high and low culture -- from foreign policy to domestic routine, hot sex to postmodern theory -- in a serial graphic narrative ?suitable for humanists of all persuasions.”


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    Title
    The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Bechdel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618968800
    ISBN 10: 0618968806
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.1
    BIC subject category V2: VFV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WHC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 460
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Libri: ENGM1080
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HUM001000
    B&T Approval Code: A03405000
    Libri: COMI3525
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 95
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/LESBIN
    DC22: 741.56973
    DC21: 741.56973
    DC22: 741.5/6973
    B&T Approval Code: A31544320
    BISAC V2.8: SOC017000, HUM012000
    LC classification: PN6728.D94 B475 2008
    Libri: GRAP3000
    Thema V1.0: XY, WHX, VFVG
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    12 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    ALISON BECHDEL has been a careful archivist of her own life and kept a journal since she was ten. Since 1983 she has been chronicling the lives of various characters in the fictionalized "Dykes to Watch Out For" strip, "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period" (Ms.). The strip is syndicated in 50 alternative newspapers, translated into multiple languages, and collected into a book series with a quarter of a million copies in print. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as "one of the greatest hits of the twentieth century."
    Review quote
    "This weighty and winning volume could well be titled 'Alison Bechdel's Greatest Hits.' It features faves from 11 past collections, as well as recent strips, and underscores why Bechel is at the forefront of the growing graphic movement." -- "Seattle Post-Intelligencer"