Dotter of Her Father's Eyes
Talbot, Mary 

Format: Hardback
Library Classification: Adult Non Fiction
BIC Subjects: Graphic novels
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Vintage
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication Date: 2/02/2012
Place of Publication: United Kingdom

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Part personal history, part biography, "Dotter of Her Father's Eyes" contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of award winning comic artist and graphic novel pioneer Bryan Talbot. Produced through an intense collaboration seldom seen between writers and artists, "Dotter of Her Father's Eyes" is intelligent, funny and sad - a fine addition to the evolving genre of graphic memoir.