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The Essential Dykes to Watch out for

By Alison Bechdel, 1960-

From the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others

For twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million copies in print), syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers a “rich, funny, deep and impossible to put down” (Publishers Weekly) selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form.

Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it “half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis.
Her brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends -- academics, social workers, bookstore clerks -- fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents.

Bechdel fuses high and low culture -- from foreign policy to domestic routine, hot sex to postmodern theory -- in a serial graphic narrative “suitable for humanists of all persuasions.”

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 741.56973 Bec, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2008

ISBN

0618968806


Format: Book
Author: Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
Summary: Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.
Title: The essential dykes to watch out for / Alison Bechdel.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.
Isbn: 0618968806 9780618968800
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 741.56973 Bec
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Bib Id: 352385

Format: Book
Author: Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
Summary: Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.
Title: The essential dykes to watch out for / Alison Bechdel.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.
Description: xviii, 392 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Title: Dykes to watch out for. Selections
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2008036784
ISBN: 0618968806
ISBN: 9780618968800
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 741.56973 Bec