Mary And Bryan Talbot's The Red Virgin And The Vision of Utopia Hits The Mainstream 2016 Lists

5190Bhben4LThe Literary Calendar is the Guardian's annual listing of essential reading in the year ahead.

And The Red Virgin And The Vision of Utopia by Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot is the only piece of sequential art mentioned.

Unfortunately it's in the wrong month, June, not May and is wrongly listed as fiction!

But you don't look a gift horse in the mouth…

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It's also listed in The Irish Times as one of the "Books to look out for
in 2016" – again, it's the only piece of sequential art.

2Amazon tells us…

Set against the background of violence and state repression in a turbulent period of French history,The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia chronicles the incredible and outrageous life of Louise Michel, the revolutionary feminist dubbed 'The Red Virgin of Montmartre'. A utopian dreamer, notorious anarchist, teacher, orator and poet, she was decades ahead of her time. Always a radical, she fought on the barricades defending the short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 against the reactionary regime that massacred thousands of French citizens after the Commune's defeat. Deported to a penal colony on the other side of the Earth, she took up the cause of the indigenous population against French colonial oppression.

 

 

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