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Alan Moore: Comics as Performance, Fiction as Scalpel

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Eclectic British author Alan Moore (b. 1953) is one of the most acclaimed and controversial comics writers to emerge since the late 1970s. He has produced a large number of well-regarded comic books and graphic novels while also making occasional forays into music, poetry, performance, and prose.

In "Alan Moore: Comics as Performance, Fiction as Scalpel," Annalisa Di Liddo
Paperback, 211 pages
Published March 13th 2009 by University Press of Mississippi
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A very interesting read and a must for all scholarly-oriented fans of Alan Moore's works. Di Liddo's is one of the few (if not the only) scholarly work dedicated entirely to Moore. Her writing is fluid and good to read, neither theory-laden nor lacking in conceptual depth. Still, I find her analyses a bit disappointing sometimes since the sheer amount of primary works she considers (all of the major graphic novels including "Promethea" and Moore's run on "Swamp Thing") results in a lack of space ...more
Natalie Macdonald
It's an informative look at the work of Alan Moore. Great for his readers who want to find more to appreciate within his work, and for people who don't quite know what narrative elements to pay attention to when reading Moore's graphic novels.

Most of the book focuses on the "fiction as a scalpel" part of the title, and how Moore uses his fiction to make commentary on society, human nature, and even comics themselves. It goes through most of his major works, explaining the main ideas explored wi
An excellent overview of the themes and techniques utilized in Moore's work, though I disagree on the author's assessment of Lost Girls. Di Liddo claims it's main fault lies in its repetition of graphic techniques from earlier Moore works, specifically Watchmen, and that reading Lost Girls after having read Watchmen can be a boring and tedious experience. I read Lost Girls first, so maybe that's why I found some of Watchmen a little unpalatable (particularly the Tales of the Black Freighter sect ...more
Jonathan Mills
Mar 05, 2010 Jonathan Mills marked it as to-read
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There are a couple of things about this book that really appeal to me. While there's a ton of writing about Alan Moore, there is surprisingly little that's dedicated to him alone and to his entire body of work. The other thing is that I'm in this book; well, a piece I wrote a decade ago is mentioned in the text and the bibliography. I feel a little guilty that I haven't read it yet, but I'm honestly really excited about it.
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Ya me compró con el título. Ahora habrá que ver si se deja leer o si es un bodrio megacadémico. Y si se consigue, claro.
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