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The metamorphoses of Tintin, or, Tintin for adults

Author: Jean-Marie Apostolidès; Jocelyn Hoy
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
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"The Belgian artist Georges Remi's (Herge) legendary creation, Tintin is a figure whose adventures have enchanted readers in Europe for the last eighty years. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the twentieth century, with translations published in over 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date. The Metamorphoses of Tintin is the English translation of the first  Read more...
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Named Person: Tintin, (Fictitious character); Hergé; Tintin, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Marie Apostolidès; Jocelyn Hoy
ISBN: 9780804760300 0804760306 9780804760317 0804760314
OCLC Number: 318645878
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Originally published in French in 1984 under the title Les métamorphoses de Tintin, Seghers. This translation is based on the third edition of Les métamorphoses de Tintin, 2006, Flammarion."
Description: xv, 295 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Tintin in History --
1. The Childhood of a Leader --
The Origin of Tintin --
New Impressions of Africa --
Tintin and His Enemies --
Herge and The Mortar --
2. Discovering the Other --
The Voyage to China --
Attempts at Accommodation --
The Conversion --
Part 2. The History of Tintin --
Part 1. Tintin --
3. The Primordial Universe --
Tintin and Snowy --
Human World, Animal World --
Order and Symmetry --
4. Good and Evil --
The Sensational Appearance of the Thom(p)son Brothers --
The Tricks of the Devil --
The Universe of the Good --
So Says the Madman of Shanghai --
5. The Deflation of Values --
The Infernal Machine --
The Doubles and the Unique --
The Ambivalence of the Sacred --
The Mysterious Island --
6. The Golden Pelican --
The Reporter and the Sigillographer --
The Kingdom of Syldavia --
The Royal Eclipse --
The Foundling --
Part 2. Haddock --
7. The Captain with Golden Claws --
"Do a Tintin" The Road to Damascus --
The Bastard --
8. The End of a World --
Prelude to the Apocalypse --
The Rivalry --
The Sinking Island --
9. Founding the Family --
The Legacy --
The Heirs --
The Return of the Father --
10. The Temple of the Sun --
Perspective --
Tintin and Calculus --
The Sacred and the Scientific --
The Disguise --
Huaco and Tintin --
The Initiation --
The Pyre --
11. Dancing on the Moon --
Mammoth and Whale --
The Voyage --
Part 3. Wagg --
12. The Degraded World --
The Sacrifice of the Father --
The World of Wagg --
Global Exchange --
13. The White Goddess --
The Threesome --
The Lost Child --
The Secret Life of the Abominable Snowman --
14. The Lady in White --
Of Animals and Men --
The Jewel Song --
The Lady with the Parrot --
The Secret of the Unicorn --
Portrait of Bianca --
The Role of the Fable --
15. The Temple of Sleep --
The Void --
Educating to Forget --
16. The Scepter of Alcazar --
The Structure of the World --
The Public and the Private --
The Final Act --
The Work and Its Mirror --
Conclusion --
Notes.
Other Titles: Métamorphoses de Tintin.
Metamorphoses of Tintin
Tintin for adults
Responsibility: Jean-Marie Apostolidès ; translated by Jocelyn Hoy.

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The Metamorphoses of Tintin, a pioneering book first published in French in 1984, offers a complete analysis of Herge's legendary hero.  Read more...

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"[Apostolides] convincingly makes the case that the much-loved Tintin narratives are worthy of the kind of attention more usually accorded to works of the established literary canon." -- Raphael Read more...

 
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