Books by Jules Feiffer and Complete Book Reviews

Franz Kafka, Author, Kafka, Author, Jules Feiffer, Author Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing $15.95 (64p) ISBN 978-1-56163-125-4
Kuper (Stripped: An Autobiography in Comics) has taken on Kafka's eerily engaging short tales and captured both an impressive degree of Kafka's personal brand of existential dread, and his pervasive aura of extreme psychic alienation. In the...
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Jules Feiffer, Author . Hyperion/di Capua $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0906-6
In a cathartic book that recalls aspects of Where the Wild Things Are, a boy refuses to answer to his name and adopts potent alter egos. At first, he slouches amid empty white space, ignoring a hand-lettered, black-ink "Bobby!" that blasts...
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Jules Feiffer, Author . Doubleday/Talese $30 (440p) ISBN 978-0-385-53158-0
Before Feiffer received a 1986 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, his animated Munro won an Oscar in 1961. His career encompassed everything from comic strips (Village Voice ; Playboy ), novels (Ackroyd ) and plays (Little Murders ) to...
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Jules Feiffer, Author . Hyperion/di Capua $16.95 (182p) ISBN 978-0-7868-3702-1
Feiffer's (The Man in the Ceiling ) middle-grade novel of familial love and hardship introduces Julie, the animal-loving daughter of Jules and Jenny Feiffer. While Julie's parents—particularly her mother—do not share their...
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Jules Feiffer. Norton, $27.95 (160p) ISBN 978-0-87140-314-8
It’s not often that a graphic novel generates the kind of prepublication attention that this rare graphic novel effort by the multitalented, Pulitzer Prize–winning Feiffer has generated, but this is no ordinary graphic novel. Intertwining the lives...
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Jules Feiffer. Norton/Liveright, $27.95 (136p) ISBN 978-1-63149-065-1
Master cartoonist Feiffer has crafted a worthy noir thriller prequel to the critically acclaimed Kill My Mother. The year is 1931. Det. Sam Hannigan is a proud American and a member of fictional Bay City’s finest. When he and his partner aren’t...
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Jules Feiffer, Author . Hyperion/di Capua $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0912-7
Parents who enjoy interactive play should select this book, in which a child scales a stoical "Daddy Mountain." Each page focuses on the red-haired knee-high girl who tells the story. The father, drawn in a nubbly, granite-like charcoal that
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Jules Feiffer, Author . Hyperion/di Capua $15.95 (64p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0908-0
On a two-hour car ride, Richard wrestles with his brother in the backseat despite his parents' angry glances. He reports the incident in disaffected sentences, while duotone images picture his refusal to heed the threats. "'If you don'
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Jules Feiffer. FSG/di Capua, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-374-36363-5
Rupert is a gaunt, angular cat with a connoisseur’s eye who loves to watch his owner, Mandy, dance. What Mandy doesn’t know is that after she goes to sleep, Rupert dances, too, alone in the bedroom, leaping and twirling. He has no intention of...
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Jules Feiffer, Author . Fantagraphics $8.95 (80p) ISBN 978-1-56097-501-4
Feiffer ends his fabulous 1965 essay on comic book history with an argument that comics are "junk," but that junk is good, even necessary. Taken on their own terms, comics deliver exactly what they should: base, escapist entertainment. This...
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Jules Feiffer. Liveright, $26.95 (160p) ISBN 978-1-63149-313-3
Feiffer concludes the remarkable trilogy that began with Kill My Mother and Cousin Joseph, inspired by the tropes of film noir and the historical reality of anticommunist witch hunts, in this feverish crime story. In 1950s Hollywood, everyone is...
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Jules Feiffer, Author . Hyperion/di Capua $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7868-0910-3
Feiffer (I'm Not Bobby!) continues his winning streak with this picture book about coveting thy neighbor's life. "Across the street from us there's a big, big house/ where it's better than here," sighs a brown-haired...
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Jules Feiffer, Author, Jules Feiffer, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $9.99 (185p) ISBN 978-0-06-205907-9
Feiffer's debut as a children's book author concerns a boy who expresses himself by making comic books; in a starred review, PW said, ``[This] witty story... combines a comfortably oldfangled tone with up-to-the-minute characterizations and a...
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Jules Feiffer, Author, Jules Feiffer, Illustrator HarperCollins $13.99 (192p) ISBN 978-0-06-205926-0
An inordinately cheerful prince embarks on a quest for greater gravity. ""Feiffer's worldly-wise, confiding tone and sense of the absurd are highly congenial, and the drawings are a vintage Feiffer delight,"" said PW. All ages. (Apr.)
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Jules Feiffer, Author, Jules Feiffer, Illustrator HarperCollins $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-205155-4
The hero of this brisk adventure takes his cue from a cartoonist who signals a scene change by using the word ""Meanwhile..."" and decides to use it himself to escape to alternate realities. At first, Raymond writes ""Meanwhile..."" on his bedroom...
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Jules Feiffer, Author, Jules Feiffer, Illustrator HarperCollins $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-205035-9
Feiffer--the noted cartoonist and playwright, and the illustrator of The Phantom Tollbooth --makes his debut as a children's author with a witty story that combines a comfortably oldfangled tone with up-to-the-minute characterizations and a playful...
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Jules Feiffer, Author, Jules Fieffer, Author, Jules Feiffer, Illustrator HarperCollins Publishers $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-06-205185-1
In just a few pen strokes and just a few words, Feiffer (I Lost My Bear) outlines the playful scenario of a puppy who cannot say ""arf."" The images are striking, with no background details or props but the unobtrusive text. In the initial spreads,...
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Jules Feiffer. HarperCollins/di Capua, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-279099-6
Last seen in 1999, George isn’t a day older or any less stubborn. George’s mom is attempting to teach arithmetic (“One plus one equals what, George?”), which the pup is assiduously avoiding (“First, you have to feed me”). But when he tries to escape
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