American Splendor : The Life and Times of Harvey Pekar - Stories Paperback
Illustrated by Robert Crumb
Meet Harvey Pekar, a true American original. For over 25 years he's been writing comic books about his life, chronicling the ordinary and mundane in stories both funny and touching.
Working as a hospital file clerk in Cleveland, his dead-on eye for the frustrations and minutiae of the workaday world mix in a delicate balance with his insight into personal relationships.
Illustrating his stories are the cream of the underground comics world, including the legendary Robert Crumb.
Pekar has been called 'the blue collar Mark Twain', and compared to Dreiser, Dostoevsky and Lenny Bruce.
With American Splendor now an award-winning movie, Titan is proud to present this bumper edition of the comics that started it all...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, b/w comic strip
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/01/2004
- Category: Lliterary & memoirs
- ISBN: 9781840237870
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Review by incircles
It takes a rare writer to make real life this interesting. There's no metaphor here, no archetypes, no symbols, nothing but one man honestly and perfectly bridging the gap between his experiences and your brain.