Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Heartbreaking Graphic Memoir/Biography

Source: Publisher Website
Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes by Mary M. Talbot. Illus by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse, 2012, 96pp.)

Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes is a heartbreaking graphic memoir/biography that focuses on the lives of two women: Lucia Joyce, daughter of author James Joyce, and Mary Talbot, daughter of the Joycean scholar, James S. Atherton. With deft skill, Talbot crafts her story by drawing parallels between Lucia’s relationship with Joyce (a kindly dreamer, but ineffectual as a parent), and her relationship with her own father (a brilliant scholar, by turns loving and tyrannical). An excellent read, and highly recommended. Appropriate for both adults and teenagers.

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