We’ve all heard “You can’t go home again,” but what if you don’t want to? Ben Katchor’s new graphic novel,The Cardboard Valise, explores Emile Delilah’s xenophilia, and the art and delusions of travel. Sara Henkin reviews.
Once there was a city where everyone had the gift of song. Once there was a city where people did not look one another in the eye. Once there was a man who happened to buy God’s overcoat. The View from the Seventh Layer is a rich, ethereal collection: here are fables, ghost stories, romances (among them a sci-fi adaptation of “The Lady with the Pet Dog”), personal histories, anxieties of influence, and spiritual bursts — even a choose-your-own-adventure for the soul. These stories unfold in worlds just shy of our own, where metaphors take literal form. Each explores the […]
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