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  • Author:
    Robert Crumb
  • ISBN:
    1560973102
  • ISBN13:
    978-1560973102
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  • Publisher:
    Fantagraphics Books; First edition (July 15, 1998)
  • Pages:
    250 pages
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    Arts & Literature
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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I have to disagree, if only because the book serves as a treat for anyone who bel These letters from Robert Crumb to his friend and confidant Marty Pahls are a solid picture of the.

Boring and repetitious after the first few letters.

Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me: Robert Crumb Letters 1958-1977. His books include The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb. Boring and repetitious after the first few letters. Only 2 letters written after his rise to fame all of the rest are childish exchanges with his only two friends. THey are obsessed with too many kiddie comics for my taste.

Crumb's writing, a dimension of his comics that usually passes underappreciated, receives a welcome spotlight in these sparsely illustrated letters that exhibit the artist's ear for the American vernacular.

Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me: The R. Crumb Letters 1958-1977". Book by Robert Crumb, 1998.

This collection of letters focuses primarily on R. Crumb's life from age 16 to about age 21.

book by Robert Crumb an excellent read. This collection of letters focuses primarily on R.

Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me: Robert Crumb Letters 1958-1977 (Fantagraphics, 1998). A new documentary focuses on Robert Crumb - Crumb highlights the cartoonist's dysfunctional family". a b Robert Crumb, "Family History," CrumbProducts. a b c d e f Lovece, Frank (June 2, 1995). Entertainment Weekly. Pahls, Marty (May 2003). Introduction: Right Up To The Edge". The Early Years of Bitter Struggle. The Complete Crumb Comics.

Signed and numbered by Robert Crumb. Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me: Robert Crumb Letters 1958-1977 - 1st printing. 250 pages, Text (with B&W Illustrations). NOTE: Limited to 300 copies.

Robert Dennis Crumb (/krʌm/; born August 30, 1943) is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture

His books include The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R.

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Kirizan
These letters from Robert Crumb to his friend and confidant Marty Pahls are a solid picture of the genius as a young man. The comic book artist Robert Crumb shares his views on everything from women to politics in letters that, while obviously penned by someone who has yet to fully mature, still show a considerable wit and insight. Most of the reviews of the book stress that this work is for Crumb completists only. I have to disagree, if only because the book serves as a treat for anyone who believes the epistolary form is a lost art. You wouldn't have to know who R. Crumb is to dig this correspondence (in my view), and while I've read about half of the "Complete Crumb" series (and count the Zwigoff film as among the best documentaries ever made), I wouldn't classify myself as a completist. But I still enjoyed the book. Recommended.
Rolling Flipper
Since I AM a dedicated fan of R. Crumb, I give this book 5 stars -- but i'll also be the first to tell you that unless you are either over the top about Crumb (like me) or are a rapid comics book collector enthusiast (which I am becoming) then this book really won't offer you much of anything.

For people who enjoy the fine details and like to read about Crumb like you were studying a fine masterpiece of an artist, this book is very meaningful. I think also it would be a great book for anyone who feels they want to become a comic artist.

All that said, if I were NOT a Crumb fan and a comics book fan, I would have given this book 2 to 3 stars.
WUNDERKIND
This collection of letters focuses primarily on R. Crumb's life from age 16 to about age 21. It's particularly useful in its presentation of how the budding artist formulated his views while he was still in such an impressionable stage of life. All 50 of the letters printed in this volume are addressed to one or the other of his youthful friends (Mike Britt and Marty Pahls), with whom he shared the primary interests of comic-book collecting (fandom) and collecting records from the 1920s. A lot of the content of these letters consists of lists of comics and records with the accompanying minutiae relating to them. While this makes for tedious reading at times, it demonstrates the obsessive passion Crumb had for the worlds of these particular collectibles. Sprinkled among the letters are incompletely formed philosophical tracts about isolation, religion, the commercialism of American society, and personal relations. It also includes some examples of early artwork which Crumb included within his letters to his friends. While this collection does not present Crumb's evolution past his early-20s, it does give the reader a sense of an idealistic, youthful, and sometimes sweet R. Crumb that his fans are unlikely to find elsewhere. So while I would recommend this to Crumb completists, I would suggest that those less knowledgable about the artist start with Zwigoff's documentary, "Crumb", or "The R.Crumb Coffee Table Art Book".
Risinal
R. Crumb's Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me is an excellent look into the life of the adolescent underground comic. His letters to his two boyhood pals, Mike Britt and Marty Pahls, seethe with teen angst and the first hints of what would appear in his comics show up in these letters.

If one reads these letters carefully, and considers the autobiographical movie Crumb, the essence of the artist is really displayed for all to see. There is also an excellent book on Crumb interviews that helps to fill in the gaps; however, the interviews become repetitive after reading a few.

The one thing that stands out in Your Vigor... is how obsessed Robert was with drawing AND collecting comics and how he turned that obsession into a fine career as probably the most respected of the underground comic artists that came out of the 60s.

Two thumbs up...an excellent read.
Gardagar
It is easy to deconstruct the graphic ouvre of R. Crumb. This does not mean that understanding his creative mind is an easy task. This collection of his letters from the early years of his career gives the reader a glimpse into the passions and motivations of America's formost cultural iconoclast.
This book is not for the Politically Correct crowd, which is a blessing. Crumb is not only honest in his creative work, but in describing his attitudes about American popular culture--the more obscure the expression, the more he appreciates it.
A must-have for any scholar of pop culture.