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Poem Strip | Dino Buzzati
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A New York Review Books Original Dino Buzzati is a luminary of the mid-twentieth-century Italian literary avant-garde and the author of The Tartar Steppe, a modern classic. He was also an accomplished visual artist. Poem Strip, from 1968, unites his various talents in a pioneering graphic novel that relocates the story of Orpheus and Eurydice to a ghostly version of modern Milan. The Orpheus figure is a guitarist and Eurydice is Eura, who is no sooner seen and desired than lost. Her lover follows her into an underworld of temptation and delusion, at once bar, strip joint, hall of mirrors, horror show, and tunnel of love. He tells stories to wake the deadoutlandish tales that open up strange metaphysical perspectives within the selfand returns with a precious secret that may be everything or nothing.
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emilyhaldi
Poem Strip | Dino Buzzati
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On the street of Via Saterna in Milan, there exists a mansion guarded by a wall, rumored to be a #borderline between life and death. Once Orfi sees his girlfriend disappear behind the wall, he must follow her and find the truth for himself. This is a bizarre read for sure, with trippy illustrations to match... I read this for #booked2019 #comicorgraphicnovel #movember

Reviewsbylola Ummm this sounds like I would hate it but it looks really cool! 2mo
BarbaraBB Sounds like I would love it! Are the graphics just on the cover or inside as well? 2mo
batsy Nice! I have this one on my shelf! 2mo
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Cinfhen You‘ve become a devotee to NYRB ~ book looks amazing by the way 🤩 2mo
Liz_M I love the cover. Intrigued... 2mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB inside as well! It‘s a full on graphic novel 🤩 2mo
BarbaraBB Really? That‘s great, I read a ‘regular‘ novel by him. 2mo
Mdargusch Trippy equals a no for me. 2mo
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readingcities
Poem Strip | Dino Buzzati
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Mehso-so

1960s Italian graphic novel about Orfi, a Milanese pop star traveling through the underworld searching for his lost girlfriend. This book is so European. Grimy, dark, sixties, euro-stylr magical realism, unsexy sex, an appropriately grim Orpheus retelling.