Destin

By Otto Nückel,

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Aux côtés de Frans Masereel et Lynd Ward, Otto Nückel compte parmi les auteurs classiques du roman graphique sans paroles, un genre créé dans les années 1930 et qui doit tout autant au cinéma muet qu'à l'expressionisme allemand. Dans Destin, un ouvrage époustouflant de maîtrise graphique et narrative, Otto Nückel…


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1 author picked Destin as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a new edition of Otto Nückel’s wordless novel that was originally published in 1930 with the title Destiny by Farrar & Rinehart. Although this edition is in French with an introduction by Seth Tobocman and an afterword by yours truly, it is a nicely produced hardcover with new information about the life of this mysterious German artist. I would be happy to provide an English translation of my postface for anyone who wishes to email me a request. The book is very readable and demonstrates Nückel’s unique skill of engraving a very poignant visual narrative (on lead blocks).

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