Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware pp, Jonathan Cape, £ What kind of man walks out on his own child? Weak?. Jimmy Corrigan, the protagonist of cartoonist Chris Ware’s epic monument to communication breakdown and the mundane surrealism of. Ware’s graphically inventive, wonderfully realized novel-in-comics follows the sad fortunes of four generations of phlegmatic, defeated men while touching on.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Jimmy Corrigan has rightly been hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever to be published. It won the Guardian First Book Awardthe first graphic novel to win a major British literary prize.
It is the tragic autobiography of an office dogsbody in Chicago who one day meets the father who abandoned him as a child.
In a subtle, complex and moving story and the drawings Jimmy Corrigan has rightly been hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever to be published.
With a subtle, complex and moving story and the drawings that are as simple and original as they are strikingly beautiful, Jimmy Corrigan is a book unlike any other and certainly not to be missed. Paperbackpages. Published May 22nd by Jonathan Cape first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is this book appropriate for a year old?
Lists with Corirgan Book. Chris Ware considera i suoi lavori opere a eatrh, se non addirittura a quattro, dimensioni: Per esempio, questo ha un inusuale formato rettangolare, obbligatorio per tutti i paesi: Diavolo, con tutto quello che precede, come si fa a non partire carico fino a scoppiare?
Memorie del passato e attimi del presente: View all 15 comments. Feb 14, Paul Bryant rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a five star graphic novelso I am giving it five stars.
However, I hated it.
So I am abandoning it with relief. The great thing about this book is the brilliant graphic concepts which dazzle and delight on every other page. They are really stunning. The unreadable thing about this book is its subject matter, which is the life of a miserable loner with a bullying father examined in very great painful detail.
Rarely has a book been so origin This is a five star graphic novelso I am giving it five stars. Rarely has a book been so original in its presentation and so painfully banal in what it’s talking about. Moreover, Jimmy is saddled with this horrible face with a single woebegone expression in every panel. This book is so going to Oxfam, as fast as its little feet will carry it.
View all 10 comments. Oct 27, Fabian rated it liked it. I guess I understand why people might consider this a masterpiece. This one is said to “elevate the medium” to another level and it kinda sorta does: The story is so droll, boring, sad It was like watching an Oscar-inclined indie drama with no end in sight But James’s face never changes; neither does the reader’s interest peak or descend.
Nothing here spoke to me in a blatant, colorful, or graphic novel way. People with eyes, brains, gasping capabilities. I’m surprised that GoodReads doesn’t allow a sixth star for this book alone. I can not say enough great things about Jimmy Corrigan. Honestly, it changed my life, and I can’t imagine anyone not being in awe of its mathematics, literally and figuratively.
This book is like the Catcher in the Rye for graphic novels. It raised the bar and it will not be matched for a very long time. Aug 29, Kyle rated it it was amazing. I love me some graphic novels but I don’t pretend that the vast majority of them rise to the level of serious literature. And in the case of ones such as Louis Riel, Berlin, or Maus, I get a little bit of education without trudging through a page history book.
Jimmy Corrigan, though, is one of the five or six graphic novels I’ve read that have I love me some graphic novels but I don’t pretend that the vast majority of them rise to the level of serious literature. Jimmy Corrigan, though, is one of the five or six graphic novels I’ve read that have simply blown me away. It really has to be read and not explained, because I think that the taglines thrown on this book make it seem like any run of the mill “post-modern angst” book.
And while this subject matter gets mined to death, it works here. Oh, and Ware’s art is a consistent revelation. It’s always either relentlessly spare or bursting with detail, with very little in-between.
Aug 20, Dave Russell rated it really liked it Shelves: This is my third foray into the world of graphic novels. This book compels me to continue into this genre. Chris Ware tells a heart-rending story of loneliness, but what truly captured my admiration was the artwork. He does a sort of stylistic from the narrative.
While the story is intimate and emotional his images sort of stand back. He employs repeated frames of seemingly insignificant details, such as a bird moving along a tree branch. He emphasizes the alienation of the characters by foc This is my third foray into the world of graphic novels.
He emphasizes the alienation of the characters by focusing on the architecture, somewhat akin to the way John Ford uses long shots of mesas in Monument Vally in his westerns, or the tue Ozu uses “pillow shots” in his movies. This makes the human drama stand out more when Ware does focus on the people.
A small down-turned line on a face takes on greater significance as an emotional marker. The one drawback is in the layout of the frames.
Daddy, I hardly knew you
I found it confusing at times. I had to think for a second, “which frame am I supposed to focus on next? View all 3 comments. La triste solitudine del perdente Inizio con il dire che non credo di avere mai letto una graphic novel o dovrei dire romanzo? Ma il libro racconta nel contempo anche la storia sp La triste solitudine del perdente Inizio con il dire che non credo di avere mai letto una graphic novel o dovrei dire romanzo?
Ma il libro racconta nel contempo anche la storia chrris del nonno e del padre del nonno. Cosa hanno in comune tutti questi padri?
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Subisce le decisioni di chi gli sta intorno. Jimmy sogna, spera, desidera. Ha grandi speranze per l’incontro con il padre che non ha mai conosciuto. Le innumerevoli vignette, piccolissime dettagliatissime, mostrano tbe le situazioni, le esitazioni, le sequenze, le sofferenze di Jimmy. Una tristezza agghiacciante, solida. Il libro mi ha costretto a riflettere parecchio sia sul rapporto con mio padre che quello con mio figlio.
E’ sufficiente un legame di parentela per stabilire un rapporto profondo? Che cosa significa essere padri? Spesso ho pensato di odiarlo, spesso ho sognato di andarmene, spesso smarteat voluto prenderlo a botte.
I salti temporali e le 4 generazioni certamente non hanno aiutato. Consigliatissimo, per chi ha voglia kkid farsi un po’ del male. View all 4 comments. Mar 05, Kayfor4me rated it liked it.
Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth – Wikipedia
Imagine life eclipsed by imagination. The bloodiest, the most beautiful, the most vulnerable imaginings, and the disintegration of wishes as we make them. Jimmy speaks full sentences—only when he imagines. With a little of both, I found that I could. This book assembles history, memory, and make-believe in such a poignant way. It speaks a language that reflects how we build the narrative of our own lives. A single moment in the novel can span across several illustrated panels that call the reader to absorb information—to taste and savor the moment—and hold off on situating it within the chronology of the story, at least not immediately.
You never know what to expect. His imagination is so easily pierced, so fragile, that it bleeds.
The ijmmy I see of this character, both figuratively and physically, is one of a big walking wound. Even in the story, Jimmy walks around bandaged most of the time.