Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus

Category: Book
By (author): Brown, Chester
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Published: April 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 7.66in x 8.19in x 1.07in
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From The Publisher*The idiosyncratic master Chester Brown continues his thoughts on sex work The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir about being a john and Louis Riel returns and with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown's fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother. He reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible's representations of sex work. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown's sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in The New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown's advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesu s.
Review Quote*Praise for Chester Brown "I regard Paying for It as simply, or not so simply, the most recent in a series of totally characteristic and totally unpredictable masterpieces by one of our greatest cartoonists ever." - Jonathan Lethem "There aren't many cartoonists as brave - or frankly, as strange - as this Canadian artist." - Rolling Stone
Biographical NoteChester Brown was born in Montreal in 1960 and is best known for his two recent nonfiction graphic novels: the meticulously researched and Harvey Award-winning Louis Riel and the controversial, critically acclaimed Paying for It. Brown began self-publishing his comic book series Yummy Fur at twenty-three, and has been publishing with D+Q since 1991. He is the author of The Playboy, I Never Liked You, The Little Man, and Ed The Happy Clown. Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for Parliament twice as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.