Si Lewen's Parade : An Artist's Odyssey
1 volume (unpaged), 71 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color). Opened one way, the accordion-fold book is unpaged and is comprised of Si Lewen's Parade with a short introduction by Art Spiegelman and a short excerpt of an interview with Si Lewen by Steve Grieger and Laura Mirsky from 2007. Opened the other way, the book contains a 71 page commentary by Art Spiegelman about Lewen and his work. "Si Lewen's Parade is a timeless story told in a language that knows no country--a wordless epic that, despite its muteness, is more powerful than the written or the spoken word. First published in 1957, The Parade is a lost classic, newly discovered, remastered, and presented by Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus. Reproduced in a unique two-sided accordion-fold format with an extensive overview of the artist's career on the verso, The Parade is a celebration of art and the story of recurring war as Si Lewen experienced it over the past 90 years, watching the joyful parades that marked the end of World War I lead into the death marches of World War II and the Korean War. As The Parade unfolds, the reader is taken on an unforgettable journey of sequential images"-- Provided by publisher. Editing and design: Art Spiegelman. In paper slipcase.