Chris Ware: Building Stories

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Graphic novelist Chris Ware stretches the notion of the book to fantastic proportions in his latest publication, Building Stories (Pantheon). A large box that houses a miscellany of colorful pamphlets, tabloid comics, and a fold-out game board, Building Stories intimately details the people and happenings of a fictional building somewhere on the north shore of Chicago. Ware considers how we use stories to illuminate the sadness and mundanity of life with significance, poetry, and even beauty.


Michael Silverblatt

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