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The Resource Letter to survivors, by Gébé ; translated and with an introduction by Edward Gauvin ; English lettering by François Vigneault

Letter to survivors, by Gébé ; translated and with an introduction by Edward Gauvin ; English lettering by François Vigneault

Label
Letter to survivors
Title
Letter to survivors
Statement of responsibility
by Gébé ; translated and with an introduction by Edward Gauvin ; English lettering by François Vigneault
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In the blasted ruins of what was once a picture-perfect suburb, nothing stirs-- except the postman. Clad in a hazmat suit and mounted on a bicycle, he is still delivering the mail, nuclear apocalypse or no nuclear apocalypse. One family has taken refuge in an underground fallout shelter, and to them he brings-- or, rather, shouts through the air vent-- a series of odd, anonymous letters. They describe the family's prosperous past life, and then begin to get stranger. This pioneering graphic novel was created in 1981 by famed French cartoonist Gébé, a longtime contributor to Charlie Hebdo, and has never before been available in English. Letter to Survivors is a blackhearted delight, at once a witty metafictional game of stories within stories and a scathing, urgent send-up of consumerist excess and nuclear peril: funnier, and scarier, than ever
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gébé
Dewey number
741.5/944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6747.G4
LC item number
L4813 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Series statement
New York Review Comics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Letter carriers
  • Families
  • Survival
  • Nuclear bomb shelters
  • Bunkers (Fortification)
Label
Letter to survivors, by Gébé ; translated and with an introduction by Edward Gauvin ; English lettering by François Vigneault
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in French as Lettre aux survivants by Albin Michel (1981)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 111 pages
Isbn
9781681372402
Lccn
2017051740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1008768173
  • (OCoLC)1008768173
Label
Letter to survivors, by Gébé ; translated and with an introduction by Edward Gauvin ; English lettering by François Vigneault
Publication
Note
First published in French as Lettre aux survivants by Albin Michel (1981)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 111 pages
Isbn
9781681372402
Lccn
2017051740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1008768173
  • (OCoLC)1008768173

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