By Laurence Grove
Whereas in English-speaking nations comics are for kids or adults 'who should still be aware of better', in France and Belgium the shape is famous because the 'Ninth paintings' and follows within the direction of poetry, structure, portray and cinema. The bande dessinée [comic strip] has its personal nationwide associations, frequently obtains front-page insurance and has acquired the accolades of statesmen from De Gaulle onwards. with the intention to supplying a entire creation to the main francophone of cultural phenomena, this booklet considers nationwide specificity as suitable to an anglophone reader, when exploring similar matters similar to text/image expression, historic precedents and sociological implication. to take action it provides and analyses invaluable manuscripts, a Franco- American rodent, Nazi propaganda, a museum-piece urinal, highbrow homosexual porn and a prehistoric warrior who is fairly Zinedine Zidane.
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Comics in French: The European Bande DessinÃ©e in Context (Polygons: Cultural Diversities and Intersections) by Laurence Grove