After the first 30 pages, I was over the story, and just wanted to finish the thing. Fun Home was first published back in They said it was pornographic and that its homosexual themes violated their Christian moral beliefs.
A blocker -- the comic strip was kind of blocking me and creating this space for me behind it to live my life and to be who I was, and eventually the comic strip actually made it possible. This book practically pulsates with emotion, anger, and confusion, as well as the uncertainty that comes with self-discovery.
There was always this mystery.
At first I didn't realize that Fun Home had been a book. His main passion, however, was restoring and decorating period buildings in their small Pennsylvania town, first the town museum and later a big gothic mansion in which he moved his family during the renovations.
This is one of the moments in the text where Bechdel's feelings about her father are the most conflicted, the unlived possibilities of the moment both complex and tragic. The page in front of one at a given point in time has immediacy and its own temporal structure to which Groensteen bestows the term "hyperframe"but is far from the only grouping of panels to which the reader is sensitive.
The part that's not "most" is because, well, it's a memoir, and in today's climate, where everyone from the Bush's pet dog to the janitor of the local brothel is publishing a memoir, publishing a memoir in and of itself is cause for skepticism.
This is a work of real emotional honesty, paired with a professional execution. The literary allusions were fun at first, but then I think they started to feel forced. The title of this book is Fun Home and it was written by Alison Bechdel.
And who was too weak even to live out his full two score and seven, taking his life sometime in his 40s when Bechdel was just out of college. Bruce's attachments are doubly disavowed as he seeks out not only other men for his clandestine affairs, but also young men.
But we simultaneously see Bechdel suggesting a particular form of masculinity, one that she herself desires to embody, on her father. The entire story grows out of Bechdel's desire to both identify with and question her father and his identity. But I hate pink. But there it is.
Recommended By Mary Jo S. I can hardly praise Bechdel enough. A fantastic read that will leave you breathless for more. Reference Product Description A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.
By Bob Lind on Jun 11, Quiz time: I won't say more about the plot, just in case you want to avoid any hint of a spoiler. Jun 05, · Fun Home is Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of her life growing up.
Fun home is what she and her brothers called the family-owned funeral home Reviews: Mourning and Melancholia in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. in this particular case Alison Bechdel in her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. This comes to a head in one particular scene in a diner when Bechdel is a very young girl.
Alison Bechdel’s comic-form autobiography Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic begins and ends with strong textual and visual images of her father. The book’s first full drawing on the title page of chapter one is, in fact, a recreation of an old photograph of the enigmatic man/5.
A Family Tragicomic (London: Jonathan Cape, ) Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home (), an autobio-graphical “family tragicomic,” is no typical coming- out narrative. 1 While Bechdel does narrate her journey from a young girl who.
Abstract This thesis explores the graphic and diaristic aspects of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Phoebe Gloeckner’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and holidaysanantonio.com increased scholarly attention has been paid to the graphic aspects of these.
Bechdel's graphic novel "Fun Home" is a touching examination of her struggle to puzzle out the conundrum that is her father. All families are dysfunctional in some way, but Bechdel examination of her parents marriage and her fathers closeted life as an English teacher/ mortician is /5(K).Alison bechdel as a unique little girl in fun home a family tragicomic