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- DescriptionThe man kwn as Blutch is one of the giants of contemporary comics. In everything from memoir to science fiction, using scratchy pen or lush brushwork, color or black and white, his mix of lyricism, bleak humor, and formal audacity is always unmistakable. Peplum may be his masterpiece: a grand, strange dream of ancient Rome. At the edge of the Empire, a gang of bandits discovers the body of a beautiful woman in a cave; she is encased in ice, but may still be alive. A world away, Julius Caesar is slain, and the republic begins to crumble. The bandits, their numbers dwindling, frozen maiden still in tow, make their way toward Rome - seeking power, or maybe just survival, as the world unravels. Vast in scope yet unnervingly intimate, Peplum weaves together threads from Shakespeare and the Satyricon along with Blutch's own distinctive vision. His hyptic storytelling and stark, gorgeous art pull us into one of the great works of graphic literature, translated into English for the first time.
- Author BiographyBlutch is an award-winning, highly influential French cartoonist. He has published almost two dozen books since his 1988 comic debut in the legendary avant-garde magazine Fluide Glacial, including Mitchum, Le Petit Christian, and So Long, Silver Screen, his only previous book to be published in English. His illustrations appear in Les Inrockuptibles, Liberation, and The New Yorker. Edward Gauvin has translated over 150 graphic novels, and is a two-time winner of the John Dryden translation prize. He is the contributing editor for Francophone comics at Words Without Borders.
- PublisherThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- Date of Publication19/05/2016
- SubjectGraphic Novels: Non-fiction & Literary
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight912 g
- Width223 mm
- Height290 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edition StatementMain
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