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Review: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Near the end of Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel describes the comic as a “meta book”—an exploration of Bechdel’s relationship with her mom and Bechdel’s grappling with how to write about her mom as she’s writing the comic. 948 more words


[Comics] as Reading - Chapter 5 - Introduction, or [Comics] as Guide to Textual Subjectivity pt. 2

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2. Photographic Hermeneutics

In the epigraph to this chapter, the oft-cited W.J.T. Mitchell dismisses the notion that the, by modern standards, fanciful tales of verse romances or morality plays would have any “reality” for a medieval reader and presumes his own reader to follow him in seeing how obviously absurd such a notion might be. 7,474 more words


Left Bank Books

Today, I went to a really cool indie bookstore in St. Louis called Left Bank Books. I knew about the store because it hosted an event that I ended up not being able to go to – a conversation and signing with Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan. 145 more words


Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

With Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, Are You My Mother?, some might believe the appeal extends only to those with parental problems and acts as a self-prescribed dose of therapy. 810 more words


1st October, 2015

Well I’m pleased to say my word count is up this week and I managed to send my completed children’s manuscripts to a number of children’s book agents as per the Writers and Artists Yearbook. 251 more words


24th September, 2015

School holidays, finally! I spent three days with the grandsons and now I am exhausted, happy to be camped on the lounge, writing.

However, Peter and I spent the weekend in Mudgee, a beautiful part of the world, especially after all the rain, it was so green and lush. 308 more words


"If You're a Bird, I'm a Bird."

This month I found myself reflecting on the children’s book, “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman. 844 more words

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