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By Neil Gaiman (introduced by) and Jules Feiffer (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Diane Pub Co
Publication date July 30, 1997
Pages 183
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780756781224
ISBN-10 0756781221
Dimensions 0.50 by 10.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $17.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Review: It may seem crazy to say that there is nothing silly about a graphic novel whose central plot centers on a 42-year-old man who wills himself into the form of a 2-year-old boy. But this conceit, coupled with Jules Feiffer's trademark eye for social criticism, enables Tantrum to tackle heavy-duty adult themes: the weight of responsibility and the price of freedom. If you have ever experienced melancholy about where your life has gone, you should read Tantrum; it is written with a wisdom that only comes with age. The frantic quality of Feiffer's super-quick sketchy lines adds to the intensity and impatience of the work. The novel's best moment involves a Daliesque scene in which a woman is trying to diet herself into nothing but her pure essence. In the hands of a lesser writer, the vignette could come off as being in incredibly bad taste or pointlessly out-of-place, but Feiffer artfully, and with poignant skill, ties this woman's struggle to the 2-year-old's adventure.

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from Fantagraphics Books (October 1, 1997)
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With Neil Gaiman (other contributor) | from Diane Pub Co (July 30, 1997)
9780756781224 | details & prices | 183 pages | 10.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $17.00
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