Fun Home
Score: 4.5
From 280 Ratings

Fun Home


  • Author: Alison Bechdel
  • Release Date : 2007-06-05
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • File Size: 334039649 Bytes


In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve....

Anxious People
Score: 4.5
From 79 Ratings

Anxious People


  • Author: Fredrik Backman
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 4933898 Bytes


Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerA People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, #1 Indie Next Pick, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!“[A] quirky, big-hearted novel… Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure.” —People From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house b...

Fun Home
Score: 4
From 1,496 Ratings

Fun Home


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0618871713


Fun Home Book Description :

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual....

Fun Home
Score: 4
From 1,478 Ratings

Fun Home


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-06-05
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547347004


Fun Home Book Description :

In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve....

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel   s Fun Home

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home


  • Author : Judith Kegan Gardiner
  • Publisher : Modern Language Association
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603293600


Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home Book Description :

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has quickly joined the ranks of celebrated literary graphic novels. Set in part at a family-run funeral home, the book explores Alison’s complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man. Amid the tensions of her home life, Alison discovers her own lesbian sexuality and her talent for drawing. The coming-of-age story and graphic format appeal to students. However, the book’s nonlinear structure; intertextuality with modernist novels, Greek myths, and other works; and frank representations of sexuality and death present challenges in the classroom. This volume offers strategies for teaching Fun Home in a variety of courses, including literature, women’s and gender studies, art, and educ...

Fun Home

Fun Home


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1559364858


Fun Home Book Description :

Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memoir, lovingly adapted into a riveting new musical....

Fun Home

Fun Home


  • Author : Jeanine Tesori
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0573704570


Fun Home Book Description :

"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."...

Are You My Mother
Score: 3.5
From 46 Ratings

Are You My Mother


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524368


Are You My Mother Book Description :

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the icon...

A Graphic Memoir  The Perception of Authenticity in Alison Bechdel   s  Fun Home

A Graphic Memoir The Perception of Authenticity in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home


  • Author : Maja-Felicia Kristan
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-09-23
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346020376


A Graphic Memoir The Perception of Authenticity in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home Book Description :

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2018 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt (Philosopische Fakultät), course: Literature in Images: Graphic Novels, language: English, abstract: This work analyzes the perception of authencity in "Fun Home". Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home" from 2007 is a graphic memoir that tries to create a sense of truthfulness to the reality of the author’s memories by employing various means. This paper examines the techniques Bechdel uses for the creation of what may look for the reader like authenticity. By using for example Philippe Lejeune’s autobiographical pact the text closely analyzes the presentation of text and image concerning the protagonist Alison and the narratin...

BREAKING THROUGH PANELS

BREAKING THROUGH PANELS


  • Author : Katelynn Phillips
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Gays
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1048457519


BREAKING THROUGH PANELS Book Description :

Comics featuring LGBTQ children have the burden of challenging cis/heteronormative versions of childhood. Such examples of childhood, according to author Katherine Bond Stockton, are false and restrict children to a vision of innocence that leaves no room for queer children to experience their own versions of childhood. Furthermore, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community has taken a "progressive"-based approach to time, assuming that newer generations have avoided the trauma of the past because ideas about sexual orientation and gender have advanced with time. Newer generations of the LGBTQ community forget that many have struggled for change to occur, instead choosing to forget the wounds of the past. By analyzing two c...

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s  Fun Home

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home


  • Author :
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346119711


Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Literature - Modern Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Erfurt, course: Literature in images: Graphic Novels, language: English, abstract: A lot of graphic novels work with Intertextuality, because as a visual medium they can represent or quote another text even better than a normal novel. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is a prime example of those graphic novels that use intertextuality. Her memoir is full of pop culture and book references. My thesis is that the literary works and stories she has woven into her story mirror her own story and exist to further illustrate her struggles coming of age....