Vas: An Opera In Flatland: A Novel. By Steve Tomasula. Art And Design By Stephen Farrell.

Paperback | December 15, 2004

bySteve Tomasula

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Printed in the colors of flesh and blood, VAS: An Opera in Flatland—a hybrid image-text novel—demonstrates how differing ways of imagining the body generate diverse stories of history, gender, politics, and, ultimately, the literature of who we are.

A constantly surprising, VAS combines a variety of voices, from journalism and libretto to poem and comic book. Often these voices meet in counterpoint, and the meaning of the narrative emerges from their juxtapositions, harmonies, or discords. Utilizing a wide and historical sweep of representations of the body—from pedigree charts to genetic sequences—VAS is, finally, the story of finding one's identity within the double helix of language and lineage.

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Printed in the colors of flesh and blood, VAS: An Opera in Flatland—a hybrid image-text novel—demonstrates how differing ways of imagining the body generate diverse stories of history, gender, politics, and, ultimately, the literature of who we are.A constantly surprising, VAS combines a variety of voices, from journalism and libretto ...

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First pain, then knowledge. It’s the turn of the twenty-first century and Square, Oval, and the other inhabitants of Flatland find themselves slipping into a postbiological future where lying down with the scalpel is as common as buying and selling genes. VAS tells the story of one family at this moment in time, looking at what the bod...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9.25 × 5.25 × 1.2 inPublished:December 15, 2004Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226807401

ISBN - 13:9780226807409

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