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Passing for human

Liana Finck

Passing for human

a graphic memoir

by Liana Finck

  • 116 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewish women artists,
  • Self-acceptance,
  • Cartoonists,
  • Biography,
  • Comic books, strips

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLiana Finck
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6727.F4943 Z46 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination222 pages
    Number of Pages222
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26966317M
    ISBN 100525508929
    ISBN 109780525508922
    OCLC/WorldCa1023859883

    Melancholy and funny, personal and surreal, Passing for Human is a profound exploration of identity by one of the most talented young comic artists working today. Part magical odyssey, part feminist creation myth, this memoir is, most of all, an extraordinary, moving meditation on what it means to be an artist and a woman grappling with the. Passing for Human is a memoir told in fables and allusions of love, family, existence, and belonging, all crafted from shaky, deceptively simple, inky lines. Finck’s art distills the nuance and complexities of life, and her stories are told in an eloquent, authentic voice.

    So she tries to keep returning to the beginning, with each chapter labeled “Chapter One” in a work-in-progress titled “Passing for Human,” something that the artist—or the artist drawn by the author—apparently feels she hasn’t done very : Liana Finck. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Passing by Nella Larsen, Thadious M. Davis; 18 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Passing (Identity), African American women, Human skin color, Female friendship, Married women, Racially mixed people, Identity.

      But whether "memoir" or "novel", Passing for Human is foremost "graphic" in its artful use of the comics form. "The most important part /5. Passing definition, going by or past; elapsing: He was feeling better with each passing day. See more.


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Passing for human by Liana Finck Download PDF EPUB FB2

Passing for Human is what Finck calls “a neurological coming-of-age story”—one in which, through her childhood, human connection proved elusive and her most enduring relationships were with plants and rocks and imaginary friends; in which her mother was an artist whose creative life had been stifled by an unhappy first marriage and a /5(35).

This book is marvelous. I loved Finck's portrayal of her parents' lives. Passing for Human, indeed. Some of the part about her parents remind me for some reason of A Wrinkle in Time.

I read the book in but decided to re-read/browse through it again/5. PASSING FOR HUMAN A Graphic Memoir By Liana Finck Illustrated. Random House. $ You know when you have a book report due but you’re not sure you completely understood the nuances of.

• Passing for Human by Liana Finck is published by Jonathan Cape (£). To order a copy for £ go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders : Rachel Cooke. About Passing for Human.

A visually arresting graphic memoir about a young artist struggling against what’s expected of her as a woman, and Passing for human book to accept her true self, from an acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Guardian • New York • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews In this achingly beautiful graphic memoir.

Passing for Human is the first of two books by Jody Scott (I already read the second one.) It was highly praised by Barry Malzberg (and William Burroughs); I've read some Malzberg and see the similarities and don't really like his writing, either/5(26).

Passing For Human is quite unlike anything anyone else has ever done." -Neil Gaiman When a dolphin-like alien comes to Earth disguised in a female human body, it sets the stage for a wild feminist romp that out stranges Stranger in a Strange Land.

“The pace of the story never lets up, yet it finds room for serious contemplation of humanity 4/5(21). The fantastical elements of A Bintel Brief are constrained by the structure of the letters, but in her new graphic memoir, Passing for Human, Finck goes for broke.

Shadows come to life, fear and writer’s block manifest as mean rodents that repeatedly force her to rip her work up and start over 3/4(11). Passing is a work of fiction, but it is a true story about the world in which its author, Nella Larsen, lived.

To describe it simply as a novel about a black woman passing for white would be to ignore the multiple layers of its concerns. Passing is about the monumental cultural transformations that took place in American society after World War I.

It is about changing. The information about Passing for Human shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this. Passing for Human gains much power from the rhythm of recurring themes and figures.

The structurally ambitious framing narrative of Finck’s own attempt to tell her family’s story give the book the momentum of an orange being slowly peeled apart, skin by slice by seed. Melancholy and funny, personal and surreal, Passing for Human is a profound exploration of identity by one of the most talented young comic artists working today.

Part magical odyssey, part feminist creation myth, this memoir is, most of all, an extraordinary, moving meditation on what it means to be an artist and a woman grappling with the. Passing for Human is what Finck calls “a neurological coming-of-age story”—one in which, through her childhood, human connection proved elusive and her most enduring relationships were with plants and rocks and imaginary friends; in which her mother was an artist whose creative life had been stifled by an unhappy first marriage and a.

Passing for Human is poignant. It has magic, humor, feminism, fear, self-doubt, neurodiversity, passion, failure and, of course, success. It may not be a book that you would typically pick up in a book store, but I highly recommend giving it a try.

It is a book that I. Passing for Human is a compelling weaving of stories about author-illustrator Liana Finck's mother, her father, herself and how each of them has difficulties figuring out themselves, figuring out who they are as people, as humans.

The words are brilliant, but the art is oddly unsatisfying, which is surprising since so much of this graphic memoir is about drawing Author: Liana Finck. Her book, Passing As Human/Freak Nation: How I Discovered That No One Is Normal was released in December and Circus of Souls: How I Discovered We Are All Freaks Passing as Normal was published in Theories.

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Tune in everyday on Freeview Channel 7. Local TV for Lancashire. Join us on social media - Facebook - ok.c. Passing for Human gains much power from the rhythm of recurring themes and figures. The structurally ambitious framing narrative of Finck’s own attempt to tell her family’s story give the book the momentum of an orange being slowly peeled apart, skin by slice by seed.

In Passing for Human, Liana Finck Illustrates Her Search for Selfhood The New Yorker cartoonist calls her new graphic memoir “a neurological coming-of-age story.” Rebecca McCarthy September. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Passing for Human is what Finck calls "a neurological coming-of-age story"--one in which, through childhood, human connection proved elusive, and her most enduring relationships were with plants and rocks and imaginary friends; in which her mother was an artist whose own creative life had been stifled by an unhappy marriage and a deeply sexist Author: Liana Finck.Passing as white in the 21st-century is more controversial: it is often seen as a rejection of blackness, family and culture.

A paradoxical example of "racial passing" in the modern day, is Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who worked for African-American rights and tried to pass as African American.

She worked as a civil rights activist.