Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium [NOOK Book]


An anthology charting the long-standing cultural conversation that the comics sparked

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Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium

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An anthology charting the long-standing cultural conversation that the comics sparked

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604735888
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: Studies in Popular Culture Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

A columnist for the National Post (Canada), Jeet Heer has been published in Slate, the Boston Globe, the Guardian, the Comics Journal and many other venues.

Kent Worcester, a professor of political science and international studies at Marymount Manhattan College, is the author of C. L. R. James: A Political Biography. His work has appeared in the Comics Journal, New Statesman, Popular Culture Review, and numerous other publications.

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Table of Contents

From "The tyranny of the pictorial" 4
From "The reign of the spectacular" 7
From "The humor of the colored supplement" 9
Introduction to Frans Masereel, Passionate journey : a novel told in 165 woodcuts 13
"The krazy kat that walks by himself" 22
"A foreword to krazy" 30
"A mash note to Crockett Johnson" 35
"Steig's cartoons : review of all embarrassed by William Steig" 40
"Limits of common sense : review of Years of wrath : a cartoon history, 1931-1945 by David Low" 41
"Notes on mass culture" 43
"Masterpieces as cartoons" 52
"Woofed with dreams" 63
"Paul, the horror comics, and Dr. Wertham" 67
"The labyrinth of Saul Steinberg" 81
"Comic strips" 88
"Comic strips" 91
"Mickey Mouse and Americanism" 94
"Bogey sticks for pogo men" 99
From The mechanical bride : folklore of industrial man 102
"Comics : Mad vestibule to TV" 107
From Love and death : a study in censorship 112
"The middle against both ends" 122
"Over the cliff" 134
"Reprise : 'Love and dealth' " 138
"C. L. R. James on comic strips" 142
"Letter to Daniel Bell" 144
"The myth of superman" 146
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