Robin Hood: People's Outlaw and Forest Hero: A Graphic Guide

Robin Hood: People's Outlaw and Forest Hero: A Graphic Guide

by Paul Buhle, Chris Hutchinson
     
 

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Using a unique blend of text, collage, and comic art, this social commentary written in graphic novel format analyzes the continuity between the myth of Robin Hood and the occurrence of social uprisings among peasants. In addition, the book explores the mysteries, factual evidence, and trajectory that led to centuries of village festivals, songs, films, and cult

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Using a unique blend of text, collage, and comic art, this social commentary written in graphic novel format analyzes the continuity between the myth of Robin Hood and the occurrence of social uprisings among peasants. In addition, the book explores the mysteries, factual evidence, and trajectory that led to centuries of village festivals, songs, films, and cult television shows about the mythical hero who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Featuring a collage of various artistic renderings of Robin Hood over the past seven centuries, the comic portion presents a distinct perspective of the folk hero. Furthermore, the book reveals a largely unknown and unconsidered environmental side of Robin Hood, and touches on ecological wholeness that, for the most part, is absent in the mythos.

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"Paul Buhle is the best informed and most sincere left-wing scholar that I know." —Harvey Pekar, artist

"Paul Buhle is my socialist conscience." —Robert Crumb, artist

"Buhle takes an unique approach to the examination, alternating between dense essays and lighter graphic summations. It's with this tactic that Buhle's book achieves the very trait it trumpets -- populism." —North Adams Transcript, www.TheTranscript.com, (February 2012)

"A thought-provoking study of tales that, whatever their radical credentials may or may not be, is an informative and entertaining examination of an enduring folk hero." —Monthly Review (May 2012)

"With plenty of art strewn about the writing, Robin Hood is a strong addition to any literary studies collection focusing on legends of popular culture." —www.MidwestBookReview.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604863185
Publisher:
PM Press
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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