Herge, Son of Tintin (inbunden)
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Johns Hopkins University Press
Tina A Kover
14 halftones
14 Halftones, black and white
231 x 160 x 35 mm
699 g
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Herge, Son of Tintin (inbunden)

Herge, Son of Tintin

Inbunden Engelska, 2011-12-15
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Tintinology [tin-tin-ol-uh-jee] (noun) is the study of the works of comic creator Herge and the cultural impact of Tintin, his best-known and most influential character. The adventures of Tintin and his dog, Snowy, have captivated people worldwide since they first appeared as an insert in the Belgian Catholic newspaper "Le Vintieme Siecle" in 1929. Available for the first time in English, this insightful biography delves deep into the psyche of Tintin creator Georges Remi and his public persona Herge. Author of the critically acclaimed Tintin and the World of Herge and the last person to interview Remi, Benoit Peeters tells the complete story behind Herge's origins and shows how and why the nom de plume grew into a larger-than-Remi personality as Tintin's popularity exploded. Drawing on interviews and using recently uncovered primary sources for the first time, Peeters reveals Remi as a neurotic man who sought to escape the troubles of his past by allowing Herge's identity to subsume his own. As Tintin adventured, Herge lived out a romanticized version of life for Remi. Millions have traveled alongside Tintin and Snowy through books, animated television series, theatrical performances, exhibitions, documentaries, and movies, including Steven Spielberg's fall 2011 "The Adventures of Tintin". Now Tintinologists have the opportunity to better understand the complex and sometimes dark personality of Tintin's creator and his carefully crafted public persona.
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In this enthralling, deeply considered synthesis, brimming with anecdotes and perceptions, [Peeters] has enhanced our understanding and appreciation of the creator, the creation, and above all, the man. -- Paul Gravett The Comics Journal Model of economy and grace, mixing meticulous detail and stylized tableaux in perfect proportion so that the story is neither generic nor bogged down by excessive rendering. Slate Verdict: Carefully researched (there are extensive endnotes) and well written and translated, this fine study is most appropriate for sophisticated readers or dedicated Tintin fans. Library Journal Herge is a granular biography that pingpongs back and forth between the artist and his art, looking to build bridges of epiphany and exposition between the ideas expressed and the life lived. Washington Post Well, Blistering Barnacles!, as Captain Haddock would say. The great merit of Herge, Son of Tintin is that Georges Remi is allowed to emerge in three dimensions as what he in fact was: not an intellectual, not an activist, not a saint, but an ordinary man of his times. -- Cullen Murphy New York Times Book Review A 'must' for any TinTin or Herge fan. Midwest Book Review Why should readers consider another book on Georges Remi (Herge), the creator of Tintin? Because this one was written by a comics writer himself, a man who knows the medium from both its theory and practice, who interviewed Herge and those close to him, and who had access to a trove of vital letters, papers, and notebooks. Choice

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Comics writer, novelist, and critic, Benoit Peeters is one of the most highly regarded Tintinologists in the world. His most recent book is Derrida, a biography of Jacques Derrida.


Introduction Part I: Georges Remi 1. White 2. Gray 3. Black Part II: Le Petit Vingtieme 4. The Doorway to Le Vingtieme Siecle 5. The Birth of Tintin 6. A Young Man on the Page 7. The Conqueror 8. Under the Sign of Kih-Oskh Part III: Chinese Ink (1934-1940) 9. Another World 10. Learning the Story 11. Counterfeit Money 12. History on the Spot 13. The West, Always the West Part IV: Spoils of War (1940- 1944) 14. The Street-Singer's Career 15. Here We Are, Captain! 16. An Unlucky Star 17. The Color War 18. This Castle Is No Longer for Sale 19. Anxieties Part V: Intermittences (1944- 1953) 20. The Hangover 21. The Launch of Tintin 22. The Forty-Year Alarm 23. The Terrible Year 24. Herge Has Disappeared! 25. Asking for the Moon 26. A Black Hole 27. Chills Part VI: The Boss (1953- 1959) 28. The Middle Years 29. Fanny 30. "International Tintin" 31. The Demon of Purity Part VII: Monsieur Herge (1960- 1983) 32. The Final Bouquet 33. The Studio Trap 34. Another Life 35. Building the Myth 36. A Time of Pretenses 37. The Alpha and the Omega Epilogue: An Impossible Legacy Appendix: Character Names in French and English Notes Bibliography Index of Names Index of Works by Herge