Archive for: Ghost World Roundtable

Ghost World, A Slight Return

I have more to say about Ghost World? I’m surprised, too. It’s all the discussion about whether Enid seems like a real teenage girl or not, and what that means. You know, people have compared me to Enid since this damned book came out. (McBangle mentioned a similar dilemma in a comment on my original […]

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Ghost World: Hateable Girls, Part Eleventy-Billion

‘Show, don’t tell’ the saying goes, and that’s what Clowes does here.  Ghost World, as those who’ve been reading along are aware, is the story of two teenaged girls fresh from highschool named Enid and Rebecca.  Ghost World chronicles some episodic interludes in their relationship and Enid’s life. With its purposefully ugly art, limited color […]

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Enid Shylock (Ghost World Roundtable)

Shaenon Gaerrity weighs in on our Ghost World Roundtable. I’ll quote a couple of chunks. Noah Berlatsky compares Ghost World unfavorably to Ariel Schrag’s coming-of-age trilogy, pointing out how well Schrag captures the intensity of adolescence: “Ariel’s difficulty wasn’t that her world was fading out, but that it was too sharply coming into focus, and […]

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Ghost World Roundtable: The Comics Outside the Story & Other Things

[Editorial Update: This is a post in a roundtable on Ghost World. The first, by kinukitty is here. The second by Charles Reece can be found here. Richard's contribution can be found here and Noah's take here.] I bought a hardcover collection of Ghost World sometime in 1997 because I enjoyed Dan Clowes’ story in […]

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Somebody Else’s Ghost (Ghost World Roundtable)

I was interested in setting up a Ghost World roundtable because it’s a book I’ve had mixed feelings about. Well, that’s not exactly right. I’ve always pretty much hated it, actually. But I’ve had some trouble figuring out why I hated it. Which is unusual for me; as a rule my bile flows fairly glibly. […]

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Ghost World: Pander to Me (Ghost World Roundtable)

Editorial Update: This is the third post in a roundtable on Ghost World. The first two can be found here and here. ________________________ I read “Ghost World” for the first time last week, and my initial reaction was fairly positive, though it was hard for me to explain why. As I thought more about it, […]

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GIVING UP THE GHOST: Ghost World Roundtable

Ghost World and the world of mass culture.

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