Michael Chabon received the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. The New York Times says the book “celebrates the golden age of the adventure comic book, the ‘’great, mad new American art form,’’ which spanned the years between the late 1930’s and the early 50’s. It was a thriving time for popular culture, and Chabon vividly recalls the swing music, the pulp novels, Citizen Kane, the bars of midtown New York, the bar mitzvahs of midtown New York, men’s bulky suits and the patriotic kitsch inspired by the Second World War. Although suffused with tragedy, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay proves to be a comic epic, generously optimistic about the human struggle for personal liberation.”
The book is available for purchase online.