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Comics in French : the European bande dessinée in context

Author: Laurence Grove
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.
Series: Polygons, v. 14.
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Whereas in English-speaking countries comics are for children or adults who should know better,A" in France and Belgium the form is recognized as the ninth artA" and follows in the path of poetry,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Grove
ISBN: 9781845455880 1845455886
OCLC Number: 316825696
Description: xiv, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : French strippers viewed from afar --
Definitions and component parts : how a BD works --
Formal specificity : novel novel or nouvelle nouvelle vague? --
Pre-history : from Bayeux's tapestry to Töpffer's teachings --
The nineteenth century : photos, funnies and films --
The twentieth century : the rise, fall and rise of the BD --
Contemporary BD : innovators, best-sellers and prize-winners --
Pop art or business park? : Barthes-ering for the market --
Consecration of the ninth art : meaningful ecos or circus clones --
Cultural studies and beyond : cases in point and further reading --
Conclusion : Dick Turpin rides again.
Series Title: Polygons, v. 14.
Responsibility: Laurence Grove.

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