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The Resource Temperance, Cathy Malkasian

Temperance, Cathy Malkasian

Label
Temperance
Title
Temperance
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Malkasian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Do concepts life war and enemies hold a people together? Does conflict have an irresistible cultural momentum? These are the questions the cartoonist Cathy Malkasian explores in Temperance. After a brutal injury sustained in battle, Lester has no memory of his prior life. For the next thirty years his wife does everything to keep him from remembering-- and re-constructing-- a society, Blessedbowl, that has since elevated him as a hero. Blessedbowl is a cultural convergence of lies, memories, stories, and beliefs. Its people thrive on ideas of persecution, exceptionalism, and enemies, persuaded that war lurks just outside their walls. Lester's gradual emergence from his amnesia signals a crisis for the people of Blessedbowl, as their illusions become less and less sustainable. The story of Temperance is an account of recovery and awakening. Malkasian creates a densely tetured social context, masterfuly conveying the idiosyncratic physical domain with its spiraling structures and quasi-medieval architecture along with intimate yet plastic portraits of her characters in a rich, tonal pencil line" --P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malkasian, Cathy
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amnesiacs
  • War
  • Married people
  • Culture conflict
  • Fear
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Label
Temperance, Cathy Malkasian
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223093774660
  • 31223093768365
  • 31223093774793
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st Fantagraphics Books ed.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781606993231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20101013-153/rmp-items
System control number
  • 317919500
  • (OCoLC)317919500
Label
Temperance, Cathy Malkasian
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223093774660
  • 31223093768365
  • 31223093774793
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st Fantagraphics Books ed.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781606993231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20101013-153/rmp-items
System control number
  • 317919500
  • (OCoLC)317919500

Library Locations

    • Mission LibraryBorrow it
      300 Bartlett St, San Francisco, CA, 94110, US
      37.751989 -122.419843
    • San Francisco Public LibraryBorrow it
      100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US
      37.779376 -122.415795
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