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Tintin and the Secret of Literature

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Description for Tintin and the Secret of Literature Paperback. Exciting early work by the Man Booker-shortlisted author, discussing Herge's hugely popular children's books. McCarthy asks the question: is Tintin literature? and delves into a story of hushed-up royal descent in both Herge's work and the family history of the author. Num Pages: ill. BIC Classification: DSY; FZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 15. Weight in Grams: 172.
Herge'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 ... Read more

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About Tom Mccarthy
Tom McCarthy is an artist and writer, and has written several books, articles and essays, including Remainder (Metronome Press, 2005). He has had several teaching residencies in art schools and lives in London. His latest novel C, has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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