Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Tintin and the Secret of Literature

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Fiction & Literature » Literary Criticsm » Children's Literature

Tintin and the Secret of Literature

By Tom McCarthy

Elsewhere $28.46 $21.76   Save $6.70 (24%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from USA
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 211 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 March 2008
Arguing that the Tintin books' characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamed up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: Is Tintin literature? Taking a cue from Tintin himself -- who spends much of his time tracking down illicit radio signals, entering crypts, and decoding puzzles -- McCarthy suggests that we too need to "tune in" and decode if we want to capture what's going on in Herge's extraordinarily popular work. What emerges from McCarthy's examination of Tintin is a remarkable story of illegitimacy and deceit, in both Herge's work and his own family history. McCarthy's irresistibly clever, tightly constructed book shows how the themes Tintin generates -- expulsion from home, violation of the sacred, the host-guest relationship turned sour, and anxieties around questions of forgery and fakes -- are the same that have fueled and troubled writers from the classical era to the present day.
EAN: 9781582434056
ISBN: 1582434050
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Dimensions: 20.93 x 15.34 x 1.63 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Tintin and the Secret of Literature on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.


This item ships from and is sold by, Inc.