The Book of Genesis R. Crumb

The Book of Genesis

Author: R. Crumb
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Book Title
The Book of Genesis
Author
R. Crumb
ISBN
9780393061024
Now, readers of every persuasion--Crumb fans, comic book lovers, and believers--can gain astonishing new insights from these harrowing, tragic, and even juicy stories. Crumb's Book of Genesis reintroduces us to the bountiful tree lined garden of Adam and Eve, the massive ark of Noah with beasts of every kind, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by brimstone and fire that rained from the heavens, and the Egypt of the Pharaoh, where Joseph's embalmed body is carried in a coffin, in a scene as elegiac as any in Genesis. Using clues from the text and peeling away the theological and scholarly interpretation that have often obscured the Bible's most dramatic stories, Crumb fleshes out a parade of Biblical originals: from the serpent in Eden, the humanoid reptile appearing like an alien out of a science fiction movie, to Jacob, a "kind've depressed guy who doesn't strike you as physically courageous," and his bother, Esau, "a rough and kick ass guy," to Abraham's wife Sarah, more fetching than most woman at 90, to God himself, "a standard Charlton Heston-like figure with long white hair and a flowing beard."As Crumb writes in his introduction, "the stories of these people, the Hebrews, were something more than just stories. They were the foundation, the source, in writing of religious and political power, handed down by God himself." Crumb's Book of Genesis, the culmination of 5 years of painstaking work, is a tapestry of masterly detail and storytelling which celebrates the astonishing diversity of the one of our greatest artistic geniuses.Nominated for three 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: Best Adaptation from Another Work, Best Graphic Album, Best Writer/Artist.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: R. CrumbPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 10/01/2009ISBN: 9780393061024Pages: 224Weight: 1.85lbsSize: 11.00h x 8.00w x 0.90dReview Citations: Library Journal 09/15/2009 pg. 46Publishers Weekly 09/14/2009 pg. 33Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2009Booklist 10/15/2009 pg. 33New York Times Book Review 10/25/2009 pg. 17Newsweek 11/02/2009 pg. 56New York Times Book Review 11/01/2009 pg. 18Time 10/16/2009 pg. 60New York Review of Books 12/03/2009 pg. 24Entertainment Weekly 12/25/2009 pg. 109Christian Century 01/12/2010 pg. 11

Now, readers of every persuasion--Crumb fans, comic book lovers, and believers--can gain astonishing new insights from these harrowing, tragic, and even juicy stories. Crumb's Book of Genesis reintroduces us to the bountiful tree lined garden of Adam and Eve, the massive ark of Noah with beasts of every kind, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by brimstone and fire that rained from the heavens, and the Egypt of the Pharaoh, where Joseph's embalmed body is carried in a coffin, in a scene as elegiac as any in Genesis. Using clues from the text and peeling away the theological and scholarly interpretation that have often obscured the Bible's most dramatic stories, Crumb fleshes out a parade of Biblical originals: from the serpent in Eden, the humanoid reptile appearing like an alien out of a science fiction movie, to Jacob, a "kind've depressed guy who doesn't strike you as physically courageous," and his bother, Esau, "a rough and kick ass guy," to Abraham's wife Sarah, more fetching than most woman at 90, to God himself, "a standard Charlton Heston-like figure with long white hair and a flowing beard."

As Crumb writes in his introduction, "the stories of these people, the Hebrews, were something more than just stories. They were the foundation, the source, in writing of religious and political power, handed down by God himself." Crumb's Book of Genesis, the culmination of 5 years of painstaking work, is a tapestry of masterly detail and storytelling which celebrates the astonishing diversity of the one of our greatest artistic geniuses.

Nominated for three 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: Best Adaptation from Another Work, Best Graphic Album, Best Writer/Artist.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: R. Crumb
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 10/01/2009
ISBN: 9780393061024
Pages: 224
Weight: 1.85lbs
Size: 11.00h x 8.00w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal 09/15/2009 pg. 46
Publishers Weekly 09/14/2009 pg. 33
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2009
Booklist 10/15/2009 pg. 33
New York Times Book Review 10/25/2009 pg. 17
Newsweek 11/02/2009 pg. 56
New York Times Book Review 11/01/2009 pg. 18
Time 10/16/2009 pg. 60
New York Review of Books 12/03/2009 pg. 24
Entertainment Weekly 12/25/2009 pg. 109
Christian Century 01/12/2010 pg. 11

Now, readers of every persuasion--Crumb fans, comic book lovers, and believers--can gain astonishing new insights from these harrowing, tragic, and even juicy stories. Crumb's Book of Genesis reintroduces us to the bountiful tree lined garden of Adam and Eve, the massive ark of Noah with beasts of every kind, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by brimstone and fire that rained from the heavens, and the Egypt of the Pharaoh, where Joseph's embalmed body is carried in a coffin, in a scene as elegiac as any in Genesis. Using clues from the text and peeling away the theological and scholarly interpretation that have often obscured the Bible's most dramatic stories, Crumb fleshes out a parade of Biblical originals: from the serpent in Eden, the humanoid reptile appearing like an alien out of a science fiction movie, to Jacob, a "kind've depressed guy who doesn't strike you as physically courageous," and his bother, Esau, "a rough and kick ass guy," to Abraham's wife Sarah, more fetching than most woman at 90, to God himself, "a standard Charlton Heston-like figure with long white hair and a flowing beard."

As Crumb writes in his introduction, "the stories of these people, the Hebrews, were something more than just stories. They were the foundation, the source, in writing of religious and political power, handed down by God himself." Crumb's Book of Genesis, the culmination of 5 years of painstaking work, is a tapestry of masterly detail and storytelling which celebrates the astonishing diversity of the one of our greatest artistic geniuses.

Nominated for three 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: Best Adaptation from Another Work, Best Graphic Album, Best Writer/Artist.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: R. Crumb
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 10/01/2009
ISBN: 9780393061024
Pages: 224
Weight: 1.85lbs
Size: 11.00h x 8.00w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal 09/15/2009 pg. 46
Publishers Weekly 09/14/2009 pg. 33
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2009
Booklist 10/15/2009 pg. 33
New York Times Book Review 10/25/2009 pg. 17
Newsweek 11/02/2009 pg. 56
New York Times Book Review 11/01/2009 pg. 18
Time 10/16/2009 pg. 60
New York Review of Books 12/03/2009 pg. 24
Entertainment Weekly 12/25/2009 pg. 109
Christian Century 01/12/2010 pg. 11