The Wild Party

The Wild Party

The Lost Classic

Book - 1994
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"Spiegelman's drawings are like demonic woodcuts: every angle, line, and curve jumps out at you. Stylishness and brutishness are in perfect accord."
-- The New York Times

Art Spiegelman's sinister and witty black-and-white drawings give charged new life to Joseph Moncure March's Wild Party , a lost classic from 1928. The inventive and varied page designs offer perfect counterpoint to the staccato tempo of this hard-boiled jazz-age tragedy told in syncopated rhyming couplets.

Here is a poem that can make even readers with no time for poetry stop dead in their tracks. Once read, large shards of this story of one night of debauchery will become permanently lodged in the brain. When The Wild Party was first published, Louis Untermeyer declared: "It is repulsive and fascinating, vicious and vivacious, uncompromising, unashamed . . . and unremittingly powerful. It is an amazing tour de force."
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1994, 1928.
ISBN: 9780375706431
Branch Call Number: 811 MAR
Characteristics: viii, 110 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: moncure mar
Spiegelman, Art


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Oct 30, 2013

A decadent, transgressive poem that was an inspiration to William S. Burroughs. This excellent edition has illustrations by Art "Maus" Spiegelman. Note: the reviewer who attributes this to Dorothy Parker is, I believe, mistaken.

Jan 30, 2011

The Wild Party
by Joseph Moncure March c -1994 ----
By Dorothy Parker (the original Author of this poem) c - 1928. ---- This is a hilarious Poem and story: which was banned after being published in 1928. ----
After you read this you just might seek out the Orig. writing. ---- plus Dorothy Parker's other works. ---- Enjoy ---- RichardPaul

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