My Most Secret Desire by Julie Doucet

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“One of the most promising of the younger graphic novelists.” —Charles McGrath, The New York Times Magazine
Considered by many to be the most influential female cartoonist ever, Julie Doucet created an iconic body of work in the ten short years she solely devoted herself to her trailblazing comic-book series Dirty Plotte. Her comics are densely inked and detailed with a pulsating neurosis from a decidedly female point of view that set the comic-book world on its head when the series debuted. Doucet returns to comics after a five-year hiatus with a reworked edition of her dream journal My Most Secret Desire, complete with never-before-published material.
My Most Secret Desire is considered to be Doucet ’s most innovative work, exploring the longings, pressures, and exploits of the feminine subconscious. Nightmarish tales of pregnancy, menstruation, sex changes, and boyfriends haunt Doucet’s nocturnal psyche with a feverish and surreal pitch.

About Julie Doucet

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Julie Doucet lives in Montreal. Her critically acclaimed comic-book series Dirty Plotte has been collected into the graphic novels My New York Diary and Lift Your Leg, My Fish Is Dead. She also has published two art books, Long Time Relationship and Lady Pep.
Published July 1, 1999 by Drawn & Quarterly. 104 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Many of the strips transverse or dissolve the boundary between dreams and Doucet’s conscious state, with some of them showing her awakening to the discovery of what a weird dream she’d been having, while others reflect dreams within dreams.

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Originally published in her comic book Dirty Plotte , then collected in 1995 (and slightly expanded for this edition), Doucet's adaptations of her dreams are some of her weirdest, strongest and funniest work.

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Entertainment Weekly

Writer-artist Julie Doucet offers a dream journal of comics: short summaries of nocturnal reveries and nightmares about everything from losing a friend on a subway to a priceless series of ''If I Was a Man'' fantasies.

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