Tintin And The Secret Of Literature ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tom McCarthy

Tintin And The Secret Of Literature

Granta Books
Publication date: November 2011
ISBN: 9781847086068
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$8.99
Hergé's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than fifty languages and read by tens of millions of children aged, as their publishers like to say, 'from 7 to 77'. Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: is Tintin literature? McCarthy takes a cue from Tintin himself, who spends much of his time tracking down illicit radio signals, entering crypts and decoding puzzles and suggests that we too need to 'tune in' and decode if we want to capture what's going on in Hergé's work. What emerges is a remarkable story of hushed-up royal descent in both Herge's work and his own family history. McCarthy shows how the themes this story generates - expulsion from home, violation of the sacred, the host-guest relationship turned sour and anxieties around questions of forgery and fakeness - are the same that have fuelled and troubled writers from the classical era to the present day. His startling conclusion is that Tintin's ultimate 'secret' is that of literature itself. Appearing on the eve of the release of a major Steven Spielberg Tintin film, Tintin and the Secret of Literature should be avidly devoured by not only Tintin lovers but also by anyone with an interest in literature, philosophy or art.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Tintin and the Secret of Literature ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
995 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Tom McCarthy
Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish: Essays ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tom McCarthy
Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish: Essays
Tom McCarthy
New York Review Books, May 2017
ISBN: 9781681370866
Format: ePub
Our price: $11.99
Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Tom McCarthy
Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers
Tom McCarthy
Nomad Press, May 2017
ISBN: 9781619305359
Format: PDF
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $6.99
Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tom McCarthy
Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People
Tom McCarthy
Nomad Press, May 2017
ISBN: 9781619305267
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $6.99
Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Tom McCarthy
Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People
Tom McCarthy
Nomad Press, May 2017
ISBN: 9781619305304
Format: PDF
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $6.99