Composition in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home
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Alison Bechdel responds briefly to HU critics.
Concerning the self-analysis of Alison Bechdel.
In the comments to Suat’s post on Fun Home, Uland notes; The milkman bit is interesting, but I think it bears pointing out that a literary allusion isn’t an allusion at all if it’s being pointed out in the text. It’s a reference. It isn’t that I have a problem with the drawing or the [...]
The recent roundtable on Likewise and Ariel Schrag produced a number of helpful comments but there was one in particular which made my ears prick up: “I actually think Fun Home works best as prose (not sure about Schrag’s work). It’s a beautifully written novella/short story, really…and rarely (to me) does the art add much [...]
I reviewed the book for TCJ when it came out. Ng Suat Tong says it’s more favorable in tone than my recent post. I know I didn’t bring up the business about Bechdel’s dad dropping out of grad school. But what strikes me is what a dreadful first sentence the piece has. I must have [...]