Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg My rating: 2 of 5 stars I read this—and I don't think I've ever read this volume as a volume before, though I've read most of its contents, some multiple times over the years—to see if my longstanding judgment upon it holds up to maturer reconsideration. Stereotypically, one … Continue reading Allen Ginsberg, Howl and Other Poems

George A. Walker, ed., Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels

Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels by George A. Walker My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book, edited by George A. Walker, collects four wordless novels or picture novels of the early twentieth century. The picture novel is a form that flourished largely between the two world wars and was then forgotten except for … Continue reading George A. Walker, ed., Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels

Lynd Ward, Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars Gods' Man is the generally-acknowledged masterpiece both of Lynd Ward and of the American wing of the entire early-20th-century wordless woodcut-novel vogue (described by Sarah Boxer in this informative piece). As such, it is often cited as a precursor to … Continue reading Lynd Ward, Gods’ Man: A Novel in Woodcuts