113 Fiction entries in Graphic Lit
Mean Folk: The Story of a Movement
Our workdays were long, the work was mind-numbing.
Some say that the region in western France called “Les Mauges” derived its name from the words MAUvaises GEns—“mean folk.” The inhabitants of this rural, Catholic, working-class region have long been considered resistant to change and wary of outsiders. When the postwar industrial boom of the 1950s arrived in Les Mauges, hundreds of young people left school to begin their adolescence employed in factories and workshops. Alongside the permeating influence of the Catholic church, it...
Our technology enables the resurrection of an incomplete body.
Regular readers of Words without Borders will remember Otto Bohater, the downbeat Warsaw detective, and his faithful partner, Watson the White Rat, who appeared in an extract from Essence in 2007. Their further adventures are described in Romanticism, a thrilling horror story in which the spirits of Poland’s greatest Romantic artists–the composer Frederic Chopin, the artist Jan Matejko and the poet Adam Mickiewicz–are brought back to life with dire consequences. As these bloodthirsty...