Hergé: The Man Who Created Tintin

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Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.48 X 9.54 X 0.95 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780195397598

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About the Author

Pierre Assouline is a prominent French journalist and writer. He has written several novels as well as acclaimed biographies of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and detective novelist Georges Simenon. He is also a film producer and was the 2007 winner of the prestigious Prix de la Langue Française. Charles Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers and a frequent contributor to ArtNews and Art in America.

Reviews


"Assouline has sketched a portrait of Herg? that is as clean and concise as one of the man's own drawings."--Financial Times


"Assouline handles his difficult subject with objectivity and occasional distaste. He has interviewed Remi's closest surviving associates, including his wives, and is an expert on the stories and Remi's many later revisions. It is hard to imagine the job being better done."--The Sunday Times (London)


"Assouline highlights yet again that all-too-common divide between the flawed private man and the admirable creative genius. ... [T]hose fascinated by the strange lives of creative geniuses may want to read Assouline's fine, if somewhat disillusioning, biography."--Michael Dirda, Washington Post


"Assouline ... serviceably captures the major events of Herg?'s life."--Bookforum


"Assouline will inform and edify America's Tintin devotees."--San Francisco Chronicle


"[A] scrupulous but stolid biography."--New York Times Boo

"Assouline has sketched a portrait of Herg that is as clean and concise as one of the man's own drawings."--Financial Times


"Assouline handles his difficult subject with objectivity and occasional distaste. He has interviewed Remi's closest surviving associates, including his wives, and is an expert on the stories and Remi's many later revisions. It is hard to imagine the job being better done."--The Sunday Times (London)


"Assouline highlights yet again that all-too-common divide between the flawed private man and the admirable creative genius. ... [T]hose fascinated by the strange lives of creative geniuses may want to read Assouline's fine, if somewhat disillusioning, biography."--Michael Dirda, Washington Post


"Assouline ... serviceably captures the major events of Herg 's life."--Bookforum


"Assouline will inform and edify America's Tintin devotees."--San Francisco Chronicle


"[A] scrupulous but stolid biography."--New York Times Book Review


"Mr. Assouline, a journalist and film producer...is generally judicious and fair, determined to make his subject sympathetic."--New York Times


"[A] well-written biography ... Assouline, a journalist, makes the best of the grey-all-over Georges Remi by exploring the contrasts between his life and the colorful figures he invented, Tintin and Herg ."--The New Republic


"Assouline is the highly-regarded biographer of Georges Simenon and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and his penetrating study, Herg : The Man Who Created Tintin, will add to a growing international reputation."--Taki's Magazine




"Assouline has sketched a portrait of Herge that is as clean and concise as one of the man's own drawings."--Financial Times


"Assouline handles his difficult subject with objectivity and occasional distaste. He has interviewed Remi's closest surviving associates, including his wives, and is an expert on the stories and Remi's many later revisions. It is hard to imagine the job being better done."--The Sunday Times (London)


"Assouline highlights yet again that all-too-common divide between the flawed private man and the admirable creative genius. ... [T]hose fascinated by the strange lives of creative geniuses may want to read Assouline's fine, if somewhat disillusioning, biography."--Michael Dirda, Washington Post


"Assouline ... serviceably captures the major events of Herge's life."--Bookforum


"Assouline will inform and edify America's Tintin devotees."--San Francisco Chronicle


"[A] scrupulous but stolid biography."--New York Times Book Review


"Mr. Assouline, a journalist and film producer...is generally judicious and fair, determined to make his subject sympathetic."--New York Times


"[A] well-written biography ... Assouline, a journalist, makes the best of the grey-all-over Georges Remi by exploring the contrasts between his life and the colorful figures he invented, Tintin and Herge."--The New Republic


"Assouline is the highly-regarded biographer of Georges Simenon and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and his penetrating study, Herge: The Man Who Created Tintin, will add to a growing international reputation."--Taki's Magazine


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