Gustave Dore: Twelve Comic Strips (Hardback)David Kunzle (editor)
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Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 925 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 14 mm
Besides efficiently translating the captions, Kunzle describes Dor 's dozen comics and their cultural context with scholarly precision in an excellent introduction.
--Ray Olson, Booklist
"The twelve graphic narratives gathered in the volume published by the University Press of Mississippi reveal a true artist and the power of his blossoming imagination. . . . David Kunzle's book is precious on several grounds. First, because it brings together a scattered body of work and shows its historical significance. Second, because it makes available a series of translated and carefully annotated texts to Anglophone readers. . . . The surfer who browses through Dor 's images will not experience the unquestionable benefits [found in this book]: a well-reasoned selection of works that are introduced and annotated with great competence and energy, not to mention humor."
--Philippe Kaenel, European Comic Art
"David Kunzle has given us a fabulous treasure in this new volume. It contains both Gustave Dor 's vibrant, youthful comics (accompanied by Kunzle's wonderful English translation from the original French text) and a brilliant essay by Kunzle on Dor 's comic strips. This book joins Kunzle's two recent volumes on Rodolphe T pffer (also published by University Press of Mississippi), which provide the gold standard for knowledge about nineteenth-century comics. This new volume picks up where those two books left off by tracing a very important and exciting part of T pffer's enormous legacy in comics. Together, these three works show indisputably that the comics art form has a long, inventive, and illustrious history in nineteenth-century Europe. Comics lovers and scholars will be absolutely delighted to read this new, landmark book."
--Mark McKinney, professor of French, Miami University (Ohio), and author of The Colonial Heritage of French Comics
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