Phil Overeem's Reviews > The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1 by Russ Kick
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Aug 04, 2012

it was amazing
Read from August 04 to 15, 2012

WOW! I cannot wait for Volume 2 (October) and Volume 3 (March 2013). A marvelous array of lit and graphic styles, and just the thing to motivate you to read the whole canon before you die. It is graphic in more ways than one, but it still would be a great stimulant for young minds striving to become citizens of the world.
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Reading Progress

08/04/2012 page 20
4.0% "Woah!"
08/05/2012 page 67
13.0% "GILGAMESH, Native American coyote tale, THE ILIAD, and THE ODYSSEY...all wonderful."
08/07/2012 page 120
23.0% "MEDEA, LYSISTRATA, excerpt from "The Book of Esther," excerpt from Plato's "Symposium" (courtesy of Aristophanes)."
08/08/2012 page 150
29.0% "Excerpts from THE TAO TE CHING, THE MAHABARATA, Confucius' ANALECTS, "The Book of Daniel," Lucretius' ON THE NATURE OF THINGS...such a great way to spend reading time."
08/09/2012 page 212
41.0% "Excerpts from THE AENEID and BEOWULF; Tang poetry; "The Book of Revelations"; excerpts from GENJI and THE LETTERS OF HELOISE AND ABELARD. Continued enjoyment!"
08/11/2012 page 250
49.0% "Excerpts from THE AENEID and BEOWULF; Tang poetry; "The Book of Revelations"; excerpts from GENJI and THE LETTERS OF HELOISE AND ABELARD. Continued enjoyment!"
08/11/2012 page 250
49.0% "1001 NIGHTS (two stories), poems by Rumi, Hildegarde of Bingen."
08/12/2012 page 315
62.0% "The Tale of Sir Gawain, The Wife of Bath, Excerpts from THE DIVINE COMEDY, Villon's last ballad, THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD."
08/13/2012 page 357
70.0% "APU OLLANTAY (only surviving Incan play!), characters from OUTLAWS OF THE WATER MARGINS (12th century Chinese novel!), HAGOROMO (Noh play!), Mayan creation myth from POPOL VUH (!), illustration of St. Theresa's vision! This book rocks."
08/15/2012 page 512
100.0% "APU OLLANTAY (only surviving Incan play!), characters from OUTLAWS OF THE WATER MARGINS (12th century Chinese novel!), HAGOROMO (Noh play!), Mayan creation myth from POPOL VUH (!), illustration of St. Theresa's vision! This book rocks."

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