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Long Story Short - by Lisa Brown (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 80

Genre: Humor

Sub-Genre: Form

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Book theme: Comic Strips & Cartoons

Author: Lisa Brown

Language: English

Street Date: April 7, 2020
TCIN: 79625884
UPC: 9781616205034
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7824

Description

Literature is long. Comics are short.

Does Proust get you down? Do you find The Unbearable Lightness of Being simply unbearable? Is The Inferno your own private hell? Do you long to be conversant about classics like Moby Dick, the Bhagavad Gita, Madame Bovary, and, um, Twilight?

Bestselling illustrator Lisa Brown (The Airport Book; Baby, Mix Me a Drink) did her homework. Long Story Short offers 100 pithy and skewering three-panel literary summaries, from curriculum classics like Don Quixote, Lord of the Flies, and Jane Eyre to modern favorites like Beloved, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Atonement, conveniently organized by subjects including "Love," "Sex," "Death," and "Female Trouble." Lisa Brown's Long Story Short is the perfect way to turn a traipse through what your English teacher called "the canon" into a frolic--or to happily cram for the next occasion that requires you to appear bookish and well-read.

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