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‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episodes 1 & 2

Art Spiegelman: The first instalment of his new comic

6 March 2003
... Starting in this issue, the print edition of the London Review will be running ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ by Art Spiegelman, an extract from which appears below. Spiegelman has recently announced his resignation from the New Yorker, restless with what he described to Corriere della Sera as ‘the widespread conformism of the mass media’ in the US during the Bush era: ‘From the time the Towers fell, it seems as if I’ve been living in internal exile, or like a political dissident confined to an island ...

Mood Indigo

Art Spiegelman: Singing the Inauguration Day blues

20 January 2005
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It Rhymes

Michael Wood

6 April 1995
TheWild Part
by Joseph Moncure March, with drawings by Art Spiegelman .
Picador, 112 pp., £9.99, November 1994, 0 330 33656 8
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... same about poems for people who don’t like poems. ‘Here is a poem,’ the blurb for The Wild Party says, ‘that can make even readers who have no time for poetry stop dead in their tracks.’ It’s true that T.S. Eliot said, in ‘East Coker’, that ‘the poetry does not matter,’ but he can’t have been pushing for stuff like this: His mouth and ...

At the Hayward

Peter Campbell: Roy Lichtenstein

18 March 2004
... from war comics and romance comics at the Leo Castelli Gallery put out the news that another artist – he was not well known – had taken a sharp turn off the path most American high art was following. There are pictures in the Hayward show from right up to the last year of his life – 1997. In the Bernard Jacobson ...

Short Cuts

Thomas Jones: ‘freedom’

24 July 2003
... the US Army sergeant in Iraq who told the Economist: ‘It sucks. You promise freedom. They get martial law.’ In the last frame of the most recent installment of ‘In the Shadow of No Towers’ (see LRB, 10 July), Art Spiegelman riffed on the first line of the chorus of ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘Freedom’s just ...

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