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Author Ollmann, Joe, 1966- author, illustrator.

Title The abominable Mr. Seabrook / Joe Ollmann.

Publication Info. [Montreal, Quebec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC ABOMINABLE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  GRAPHIC NOVEL OLLMANN    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC BIOG SEABROOK, WILLIAM    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL OLLMANN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL-B-SEABROOK, W.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 296 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "In the early twentieth century, travel writing represented the desire for the expanding bourgeoisie to experience the exotic cultures of the world past their immediate surroundings. Journalist William Buehler Seabrook was emblematic of this trend--participating in voodoo ceremonies, riding camels cross the Sahara desert, communing with cannibals and most notably, popularizing the term 'zombie' in the West. A string of his bestselling books show an engaged, sympathetic gentleman hoping to share these strange, hidden delights with the rest of the world. He was willing to go deeper than any outsider had before. But, of course, there was a dark side. Seabrook was a barely functioning alcoholic who was deeply obsessed with bondage and the so-called mystical properties of pain and degradation. His life was a series of traveling highs and drunken lows; climbing on and falling off the wagon again and again. What led the popular and vivid writer to such a sad state? Cartoonist Joe Ollmann spent seven years researching Seabrook's life, interviewing surviving family and accessing long neglected archives, in order to piece together the peripatetic life of a forgotten American writer. Often weaving in Seabrook's own words and those of his biographers, Ollmann posits Seabrook the believer versus Seabrook the exploiter, and leaves the reader to consider where one ends and the other begins."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Seabrook, William, 1884-1945 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Seabrook, William, 1884-1945. (OCoLC)fst01846563
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Alcoholics -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Alcoholics. (OCoLC)fst00804414
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Journalists. (OCoLC)fst00984188
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Biographical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921595
Comic books, strips, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423722
Comics (Graphic works) (OCoLC)fst01921613
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Nonfiction comics. (OCoLC)fst01921721
Added Title Abominable Mister Seabrook
ISBN 9781770462670 (paperback)
1770462678 (paperback)
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