A Gathering of Selves: The Spiritual Journey of the Legendary Writer of Superman and Batman

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November 2006



Alvin Schwartz's amazing personal journey continues in this sequel to An Unlikely Prophet. Carried far beyond the boundaries of ordinary identity, Schwartz finds an interpersonal consciousness where he inhabits a multitude of selves, including the dark figure of Batman. What he thinks of as "self," Schwartz discovers, is but one layer of an onion-like structure of multiple co-existing selves that forms the foundation of the fundamental unity of all being.


Alvin Schwartz wrote Superman and Batman strips as well as many other DC comics during the 1940s and '50s. In 2006 he received the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. He was the author of "An Unlikely Prophet" and "The Blowtop," which was described by the "New York Times "as the first conscious existentialist novel in America. He also wrote a number of screenplays and some thirty docudramas for the National Film Board of Canada.


"Alvin Schwartz is clearly one of the most amazing people ever to work in--maybe even out of--the nutty field of comic books. Channeling first Superman, then Batman, into an astonishing inner life and an equally astounding outer one, Alvin was living his life as a graphic novel before the term ever existed. Quite fitting for this unique talent and singular human being, who started out writing "Fairy Tale Parade" and made his four-color exit at stage left with Bizarro!" --Roy Thomas, author of Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe and longtime writer and editor at Marvel and DC Comics
EAN: 9781594771095
ISBN: 159477109X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: 217 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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