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Tintin and the Secret of Literature
Tintin and the Secret of Literature Tom McCarthy 1582434050 9781582434056 Arguing that the Tintin books characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamed up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple quest
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Tintin and the Secret of Literature by Tom McCarthy

Arguing that the Tintin books characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamed up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: Is Tintin literature? Taking a cue from Tintin himself who spends much of his time tracking down illicit radio signals, entering crypts, and decoding puzzles McCarthy suggests that we too need to tune in and decode if we want to capture whats going on in Hergs extraordinarily popular work. What emerges from McCarthys examination of Tintin is a remarkable story of illegitimacy and deceit, in both Hergs work and his own family history. McCarthys irresistibly clever, tightly constructed book shows how the themes Tintin generates expulsion from home, violation of the sacred, the host-guest relationship turned sour, and anxieties around questions of forgery and fakes are the same that have fueled and troubled writers from the classical era to the present day.

Author: Tom McCarthy

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Counterpoint

Publication Date: 2008-04-10

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ISBN: 1582434050


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