Baking With Kafka

Baking With Kafka


Book - 2017
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In his inimitable style, British cartoonist Tom Gauld has opened comics to a crossover audience and challenged perceptions of what the medium can be. Noted as a "book-lover's cartoonist," Gauld's weekly strips in the Guardian, Britain's most well-regarded newspaper, stitch together the worlds of literary criticism and pop culture to create brilliantly executed, concise comics. Simultaneously silly and serious, Gauld adds an undeniable lightness to traditionally highbrow themes. From sarcastic panels about the health hazards of being a best-selling writer to a list of magical items for fantasy writers (such as the Amulet of Attraction, which summons mainstream acceptance, Hollywood money, and fresh coffee), Gauld's cartoons are timely and droll-his trademark British humour, impeccable timing, and distinctive visual style sets him apart from the rest.
Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] :, Drawn & Quarterly,, [2017]
Edition: First hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781770462960
Branch Call Number: 741.59411 GAU
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 16 x 21 cm
Alternative Title: Staff picks


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Celebrated British cartoonist Tom Gauld’s charming and accessible new collection of comic strips will appeal to book-lovers of all genres. With his trademark wit and distinctly minimalist illustrations, Gauld pokes fun at the high-brow literary world in hilarious strips like “Undramatic Plot Stru... Read More »

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Apr 18, 2018

If you're an English major, a writer, or just someone who has a diverse and classical reading background this quick book of single page comics will speak to you. Many of them made me smile and a few even made me laugh. Really enjoyed it.

Mar 23, 2018

A collection of single page gags. Good illustrations and commentary, very literary.

JessicaGma Mar 22, 2018

A brilliant collection of comics from the incomparable Tom Gauld - many of the literary jokes were splendid. A definite must read!!

Mar 16, 2018

Its like the far side for the literary educated

multcolib_susannel Jan 16, 2018

If you like puns you will love this book of literary cartoons and humor.

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