|Theroux video from the Strand|
|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events, Alexander Theroux||6 Feb 2008 8:03 AM|
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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery impresario Larry Reid passes this info along: the Grateful Dead/Blue Cheer poster pictured above, pointed out to us by friend of Fantagraphics Denis Wheary, reveals the probable origin of the "lost" Rick Griffin piece in our "Rebel Visions" exhibition:
Don't forget, the last day to see "Rebel Visions" is tomorrow, February 6, before it comes down to make way for Ellen Forney's LUST exhibit (opening party on Saturday February 9)!
ALEXANDER THEROUX AT THE STRAND FEB, 5th:
LAURA WARHOLIC OR, THE SEXUAL INTELLECTUAL
Fantagraphics Books and The Strand Bookstore are proud to announce a rare appearance and reading by National Book Award nominee ALEXANDER THEROUX, promoting his first novel in nearly twenty years, the just-released LAURA WARHOLIC OR, THE SEXUAL INTELLECTUAL.
“Brilliantly written.” — NORMAN MAILER
WHEN: Tues., Feb. 5th, 7:00PM
WHERE: Strand Bookstore, 2nd Fl.
828 Broadway @ 12th
New York, NY 10003
In LAURA WARHOLIC, Theroux returns with a compendious satire, a bold and inquisitorial, circuit-breaking examination of love and hate, of rejection and forgiveness, of trust and romantic disappointment, of the terrors of contemporary life. Eugene Eyestones, an erudite sex columnist for a Boston cultural magazine, becomes enmeshed in the messy life of a would-be artist named Laura Warholic, who, repulsing and fascinating him at the same time, becomes a mirror in which he not only sees himself but through which he is forced to face his own demons. Horrifying and hilarious, damning and demanding, Laura Warholic in its uncompromising power will surely be one of the most talked-about novels of the season, and for years to come.
Alexander Theroux is the author of three highly regarded novels—Three Wogs, Darconville’s Cat, and An Adultery—and of several books of essays, fables, and poetry. He lives in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, with his wife, artist Sarah Son.
“A work that screams ‘Literary Event’.” — BOOKLIST
“Theroux’s first novel in 20 years is as smart, funny, outlandish, angry and moving as we expect, and more accessibly riveting than we dreamed.” — GARY GIDDINS
HARDCOVER • 888 pp. • ISBN 978-1-56097-798-8 • $29.95
gary groth: Do you remember a time or a period when you made a decision... "This is what I want to do?"
gabrielle bell: Yes. I was traveling at the time. I was in Texas and I was just wandering through a comic book store. There were some instructions on how to become a comic artist. It was very simple — very, very easy. But actually, it was before that I decided to be a cartoonist, maybe a couple of weeks before. It was pretty organic.
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