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Written in English


  • Psychology,
  • Comic books, strips,
  • Literary,
  • Loss (Psychology),
  • Contemporary Women,
  • Travel,
  • Biography,
  • Cartoonists

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Edition Notes

StatementKristen Radtke
LC ClassificationsPN6727.R334 Z46 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination277 pages
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26884756M
ISBN 101101870834
ISBN 109781101870839
LC Control Number2016034575

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“Kristen Radtke’s Imagine Wanting Only This doesn’t tell a single story but a chorus of histories, personal and familial and historical, and invents its own marvelous language for their telling—a language forged from interior thought and visual imagination, bringing together words and illustration in continually surprising and moving ways. The voice in these pages is eloquent in so many ways at once, like a /5(36). About Imagine Wanting Only This. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Forbes • Lit Hub • Electric Lit. A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief. When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and the sight of an abandoned mining town after his funeral marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places .   Whatever you choose to call it, Imagine Wanting Only This effectively meshes a distilled, starkly confessional, probing text with an equally eloquent visual element. It's hard to imagine this book without Radtke's darkly expressive black- and-white ink-washed drawings, through which she often zooms in on telling details — a high-heeled pump when the author is in professional mode, delivering Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.   Kristen Radtke is a writer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. Her graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This, is forthcoming from Pantheon Books in April. She is the managing editor of Sarabande Books and the film & video editor of TriQuarterly magazine. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing : Kristen Radtke.

Imagine Wanting Only This effectively meshes a distilled, starkly confessional, probing text with an equally eloquent visual element Radtke’s artwork evokes movie stills more than comic strips, panning cinematographically from full-page landscapes to tightly framed close-ups and intense conversations. Imagine Wanting Only This is challenging and inspiring.” —Ellen Forney, New York Times bestselling author of Marbles. Advance Praise from Booksellers: "I may be a bit demanding, for I want only this: a book that comes alive on the page, that shows instead of .   There are few definitive discoveries in Imagine Wanting Only This, which is frustrating at times, and by its end, it’s unclear whether Radtke has found a solution to the riddle of the book’s Author: Arnav Adhikari. ‘Radtke is, first and foremost, a superhuman of illustration, a grandmaster like Adrian Tomine or Chris Ware.’ New York Times Book Review. Imagine Wanting Only This is a haunting graphic memoir about leaving, and those left behind.. After the sudden death of a beloved uncle, Kristen becomes obsessed with abandoned places – derelict Midwestern mining towns, an Icelandic village preserved.

  In Imagine Wanting Only This, Radtke reminds us repeatedly that loss is the only constant the world has to offer. Her mantra is, “We forget that everything will become no longer ours.”. It’s a point of view catalyzed by the loss of Radtke’s beloved youngest uncle, who died of a rare congenital heart disorder while she was away at college — a disease she has also inherited. Fantasize disaster,” Kristen Radtke writes toward the end of Imagine Wanting Only This, her starred debut graphic memoir. “Perhaps that’s why we stare and get angry when we look too long. There are things we know about the lives we : Kristen Radtke. The graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This raises many questions and discusses the themes of impermanence and isolation.   The book’s title, “Imagine Wanting Only This,” is the opposite of her discontent. She is surprised when she visits her aunt to find that she and her nephews are still living in the same.