By Jeet Heer,Kent Worcester
When artwork Spiegelman's Maus-a two-part picture novel in regards to the Holocaust-won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, comics scholarship grew more and more well known and amazing. the increase of "serious" comics has generated turning out to be degrees of curiosity as students, newshounds, and public intellectuals proceed to discover the background, aesthetics, and semiotics of the comics medium.
but those that write concerning the comics usually think research of the medium did not commence till the cultural reports move was once underway. Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a favored Medium brings jointly approximately dozen essays by way of significant writers and intellectuals who analyzed, embraced, or even attacked comedian strips and comedian books within the interval among the flip of the century and the Sixties. From e. e. cummings, who championed George Herriman's Krazy Kat, to Irving Howe, who fretted approximately Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie, this quantity exhibits that comics have supplied a key battleground within the tradition wars for over a century.
With great essays through Umberto Eco, Marshall McLuhan, Leslie Fiedler, Gilbert Seldes, Dorothy Parker, Irving Howe, Delmore Schwartz, and others, this anthology indicates how all of those writers took up comics-related themes as some extent of access into wider debates over smooth artwork, cultural criteria, lifestyle, and mass conversation.
Arguing Comics exhibits how well-known writers from the Jazz Age and the melancholy period to the heyday of the recent York Intellectuals within the Nineteen Fifties thought of comics and, by way of extension, pop culture as an entire.
A columnist for the National Post (Canada), Jeet Heer has been released in Slate, the Boston Globe, the Guardian, the Comics Journal and lots of different venues.
Kent Worcester, a professor of political technology and foreign reviews at Marymount long island collage, is the writer of C. L. R. James: A Political Biography. His paintings has seemed within the Comics Journal, New Statesman, Popular tradition Review, and diverse different publications.
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Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium (Studies in Popular Culture) by Jeet Heer,Kent Worcester