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Jokes And The Unconscious - Daphne Gottlieb

Jokes And The Unconscious

By: Daphne Gottlieb, Diane Dimassa (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 10th August 2006
ISBN: 9781573442503
Number Of Pages: 168

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Heard the one about the dying father? In this savagely brilliant graphic novel by slam poet Daphne Gottlieb (Final Girl) and Hothead Paisan creator Diane DiMassa, a 19-year-old woman named Sasha loses her father to cancer and takes a job in the hospital where he had worked as a doctor. Moving from room to room with her clipboard of forms, Sasha encounters the insane, the suicidal, and the brave — then returns to her office to look up all her friends’ and enemies’ medical records.
Taking its title from Freud’s Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious, Gottlieb and DiMassa’s first collaboration is both moving and darkly funny. Where comedy meets chemo, where mirth meets mortality, Jokes and the Unconscious explores the murky terrain of grief — a shadowland of memory, sexual escape, and morbid snickering.

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"Diane DiMassa is an artist so fierce, witty and gifted that the mind positively swims." - Dennis Cooper"

ISBN: 9781573442503
ISBN-10: 157344250X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 10th August 2006
Publisher: Cleis Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 26.04  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25

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