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    CHRIS WARE is widely acknowledged as the most gifted and beloved cartoonist of his generation by both his mother and seven-year-old daughter. HisJimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth won the Guardian First Book Award and was listed as one of the "100 Best Books of the Decade" byThe Times (London) in 2009. An irregular contributor to This American Life andThe New Yorker (where some of the pages of this book first appeared) his original drawings have been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and in piles behind his work table in Oak Park, Illinois.

    The New York Times Book Review, Top 10 Book of the Year
    Time Magazine, Top Ten Fiction Book of the Year
    Publishers Weekly, Best Book of the Year
    2013 Lynd Ward Prize,
    Best Graphic Novel of the Year
    4-time 2013 Eisner Award Winner, including Best Publication, Best Writer/Artist and Best Graphic Album
    Newsday, Top 10 Books of 2012
    Entertainment Weekly, Gift Guide, A+
    Washington Post, Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2012
    Minneapolis Star Tribune, Best Books of the Year
    Cleveland Plain Dealer, Top 10 Fiction Books of the Year
    Amazon, Best Books of the Year/Comics
    Boing Boing, Best Graphic Novel of the Year
    Time Out New York, Best of 2012
    Entertainment Weekly, Best Fiction of 2012


    Everything you need to read the new graphic novel Building Stories: 14 distinctively discrete Books, Booklets, Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets.


    With the increasing electronic incorporeality of existence, sometimes it’s reassuring—perhaps even necessary—to have something to hold on to. Thus within this colorful keepsake box the purchaser will find a fully-apportioned variety of reading material ready to address virtually any imaginable artistic or poetic taste, from the corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickening earnestness of maturity—while discovering a protagonist wondering if she’ll ever move from the rented close quarters of lonely young adulthood to the mortgaged expanse of love and marriage. Whether you’re feeling alone by yourself or alone with someone else, this book is sure to sympathize with the crushing sense of life wasted, opportunities missed and creative dreams dashed which afflict the middle- and upper-class literary public (and which can return to them in somewhat damaged form during REM sleep).

    A pictographic listing of all 14 items (260 pages total) appears on the back, with suggestions made as to appropriate places to set down, forget or completely lose any number of its contents within the walls of an average well-appointed home. As seen in the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern,Building Stories collects a decade’s worth of work, with dozens of “never-before-published” pages (i.e., those deemed too obtuse, filthy or just plain incoherent to offer to a respectable periodical).

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    ISBN 9780375424335
    Genre COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
    Format Hardcover
    Publisher Date 2012-10-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Pantheon Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 16.75 in
    Wdth 12.0 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 6.1 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Building Stories
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Ware, Chris
    Country of Origin United States

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