Lynd Ward: God's Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage

Lynd Ward: God's Man, Madman's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage

Hardback Library of America

By (author) Lynd Ward, Edited by Art Spiegelman, Illustrated by Lynd Ward

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  • Publisher: The Library of America
  • Format: Hardback | 812 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 208mm x 52mm | 1,161g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1598530801
  • ISBN 13: 9781598530803
  • Sales rank: 1,110,164

Product description

In this, the first of two volumes collecting all his woodcut novels, The Library of America brings together Lynd Ward's earliest books, published when the artist was still in his twenties. "Gods' Man" (1929), the audaciously ambitious work that made Ward's reputation, is a modern morality play, an allegory of the deadly bargain a striving young artist often makes with life. "Madman's Drum" (1930), a multigenerational saga worthy of Faulkner, traces the legacy of violence haunting a family whose stock in trade is human souls. "Wild Pilgrimage" (1932), perhaps the most accomplished of these early books, is a study in the brutalization of an American factory worker whose heart can still respond to beauty but whose mind is twisted in rage against the system and its shackles. The images reproduced in this volume are taken from prints pulled from the original woodblocks or first-generation electrotypes. Ward's novels are presented, for the first time since the 1930s, in the format that the artist intended, one image per right-hand page, and are followed by five essays in which he discusses the technical challenges of his craft. Art Spiegelman contributes an introductory essay, "Reading Pictures," that defines Ward's towering achievement in that most demanding of graphic-story forms, the wordless novel in woodcuts.

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Art Spiegelman is a cartoonist who first came to attention in the early 1980s as editor of the magazine "Raw." His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust story "Maus," "Maus II," and "In the Shadow of No Towers." He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.