COMP CREPAX HC VOL 07 EROTIC STORIES PT 1 (MR) (C: 0-1-2) (08/17/2022)


(W) Crepax, Guido (A) Crepax, Guido (C) Crepax, Guido
StockID: 48201 SKU: JUN221549

In the first of two volumes in Fantagraphics' Crepax series devoted to the artist's comics adaptations of the erotic literary canon- Valentina takes on Georges Bataille's The Story of an Eye- and then we follow Arsan's Emmanuelle on her sensual journey. 'The Story of a Story' (1981) stars Milanese photographer Valentina. Finding herself home alone- she cheekily decides to fantasize about Georges Bataille's infamous novella The Story of an Eye - with a twist: she's playing all the roles! In the stories 'Emmanuelle' (1978) and 'Emmanuelle: The Anti-Virgin' (1990)- Crepax follows the titular heroine on her sensual journey as the polyamorous wife of a French diplomat in Thailand. While the character is best known as the star of a series of pornographic movies- most notably the 1974 film starring Sylvia Kristel- she originated in a banned 1959 novel by Marayat Rollet-Andriane (pen name Emmanuelle Arsan)- a Thai French woman. Emmanuelle has a sexual encounter on a plane- plays a steamy game of squash with a countess- falls for a woman named Bee- and has an intense experience at a temple- among the many other transgressive exploits Crepax details from the novel. And- in an innovation of Crepax's own - she crosses paths with King Kong! This volume is the first of two featuring comics adaptations from the literary erotica canon along with supplemental and contextual material. And- as is observed in the Crepax Archives- '[The cartoonist-] covered by the authority of classics- ventures into territories of eroticism that up to now he had only dared to touch.'

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