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Autobiographies, Graphic novels

Review: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel


Good evening!

Today I’d like to tell you about a graphic novel that I read a few months ago and that I have already mentioned in a previous post (this one) because of a recent polemic with some freshers from Duke University who refused to read this graphic novel which was on their summer reading list.

I thought it was time to tell you more precisely about this book which I didn’t absolutely adore but which is, I believe, one of the most accomplished autobiographical graphic novels ever written.

In Fun Home, Alison Bechdel recounts her childhood, teenage years and the beginning of her life as a young adult. The author mainly focuses on two important points of her early life: her relationship with her parents, and particularly with her father, and her discovery of being a lesbian. Continue Reading