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Inspired by Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, this is Vaughan’s love letter to his chosen medium, a story about what it takes to start out with nothing in Cleveland, Ohio, and end up with a comic so hot a major corporation wants to steal it from you! Brilliantly interweaving the lives of the creators with the world of their creation, artists Steve Rolston and Philip Bond bring the comic-booking trio Maxwell Roth, Case Weaver, and Denny Jones to life, while the inimitable Jason Shawn Alexander and Eduardo Barreto illustrate the thrilling trials and exciting extrications of the new -- and old -- Escapist!

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Brian K. Vaughan
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release: 2016-09-14
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781630089207

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Inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, this story of three aspiring comics creators with big dreams, small cash, and publishing rights to one forgotten Golden Age hero--The Escapist--is Brian K. Vaughan's love letter to his chosen medium. The lives of these creators Max, Denny, and Case--latter day versions of Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay--are brilliantly woven together with the world of their creations. Discovering his late father's decades-spanning vault of Escapist memorabilia at the age of six, Max became a fan of the Master of Elusion almost overnight. After exhausting the extensive stash of Golden and Silver Age comics, he needed more--and started writing his own Escapist stories. Now nineteen, he's determined to make the character a sensation once again. Together with his friend Denny Jones, and their newfound artist Case Weaver, Max relaunches The Escapist comics. Through a couple risky publicity stunts--including one that makes national news--the creators risk criminal charges to get the word out about their publication. Will it be enough to make the book a success? Or just enough to get them in jail? Interwoven with Max's struggles are the comic-within-a-comic stories of The Escapist himself, his ally Luna Moth, good old-fashioned death traps, betrayal, and a touch of romance. Mulitiple award-winning author Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y--The Last Man, Ex Machina) successfully crafts the perfect partner to Michael Chabon's masterpiece.

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release: 2017-12-19
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781630089900

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"The tale of three aspiring comics creators with big dreams, small cash, and publishing rights to one forgotten Golden Age hero--The Escapist!"--Page 2 of cover.

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Genre: Cartoonists
Author: Brian K. Vaugh
Publisher:
Release: 2009
File: 175 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1200288011

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Genre: Oriya fiction
Author: Manoj Das
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Release: 2013
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788184301755

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The author analyzes three books on escapism and the various ways in which it is represented in them. He focuses on Alex Garland’s backpacker cult novel 'The Beach' and William Sutcliffe’s satire of the gap-year traveler 'Are You Experienced?' as well as Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book 'Into the Wild'.The first part of the analysis deals with the influence of literary genres like the Bildungsroman and travel literature. Unreliable narration as a narrative strategy is taken into consideration, as well as the colonial subtext of 'The Beach' and 'Are You Experienced?'. In 'Into the Wild' nature writing and road narratives are an integral part of the narrative.The second part deals with cultural aspects such as questions of authenticity that are raised during the narratives, the role of drugs as a means of escape, and also the problematic relationship between travelers and tourists. Finally, the author compares two film adaptations, Danny Boyle’s 'The Beach' (2000) and Sean Penn’s 'Into the Wild' (2007), with their corresponding literary source texts.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Hannes Krehan
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Release: 2014-01
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783954891856

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Author: Claudio Carrelli
Publisher: Margret Schneider
Release: 2005
File: 350 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783800728916

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In the fictional world of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, the Escapist - the epitome of Golden Age superhero - was conceived. This anthology is a collection of the hero's history and his exploits, created by an all-star cast of comic book luminaries. The stories and art within are by amazing talent like Will Eisner, Kevin McCarthy, Brian K. Vaughn, Matt Kindt, Kyle Baker, Eddie Campbell, and, of course, Michael Chabon.

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Genre: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release: 2018
File: 396 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506704050

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'Usha Ananda Krishna has a sparkling way with language.' --The Telegraph In the aftermath of a bizarre confrontation with Kalol Mondal--a small-time hustler and Party goon--Pinaki Bose, a timid Bengali babu, bumbles into the ambit of the savagely brilliant architect, Biren Roy. Dazzled by Biren's breadth of vision and utter contempt for the conventional, he commissions him to design a country house--committing the whole family's savings to it. But Biren, paralyzed by his grand ideals and his passion for perfection, is slowly sinking into a drunken torpor. And Pinaki, ignorant of the Party's involvement in all land deals, must endure not just Kalol Mondal's ominous presence while buying his plot, but more worryingly, his infatuation with Pinaki's young daughter. Set in the bleak Communist Calcutta of the 1980s, The Escapists of J. Mullick Road is a wry meditation on a fabled city in physical and moral decline. Usha Ananda Krishna's subtly witty but compassionate take on the disparate lives that entwine over the building of a house is a tour de force of modern literary writing.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Usha Ananda Krishna
Publisher:
Release: 2018-07-10
File: 394 Pages
ISBN-13: 9388070313

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As a young boy growing up in Lac-Mégantic, Gabriel Filippi lived in fear of drowning. A close encounter in a childhood swimming pool left him terrified of the depths, but he had no idea that it was the heights of this world that would eventually call him—and threaten his life over and over again. In the course of 20 years spent scaling the highest peaks in the world, Filippi has repeatedly cheated death. From a Taliban attack on a mountainside in northern Pakistan that felled ten of his climbing companions to the deadliest disaster in Everest’s history, Filippi has survived again and again. But sometimes survival comes with a price. In The Escapist, Filippi proves an old axiom true: no climber returns from a summit the same person as when he began his ascent. Sometimes the alteration is physical, but more often it’s buried within. The Escapist is an unflinching account of extreme feats and devastating loss that takes readers to the highest peaks on six continents and into the deepest valleys of the human soul. In a book marked by adventure and tragedy, Filippi dissects what it takes to get to the top of the world, and what that quest takes out of you. Haunted by survivor’s guilt and post-traumatic stress disorder, Filippi explains how life on the brink of death can change someone. He chronicles how his experiences on mountains ranging from K2 to Everest to Nanga Parbat, a mountain in Pakistan also known as The Maneater, transformed him from a hubristic young man who pushed himself to the brink into the cautious adventurer who preserved seven lives when he halted an ascent up Everest just an hour from the summit. In this gripping, heartfelt and inspiring memoir, one of Canada’s foremost mountaineers shares a life spent in and out of the death zone. The Escapist is a story about human perseverance and triumph in the pursuit of one man’s dreams, and helps to explain why some people will never give up on trying to climb to the top of the world.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Gabriel Filippi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2016-10-18
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781443450188

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The beloved, award-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, a Michael Chabon masterwork, is the American epic of two boy geniuses named Joe Kavalier and Sammy Clay. Now with special bonus material by Michael Chabon. A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2012-06-12
File: 704 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812993677

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