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dc.contributor.authorKing, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-19T15:29:03Z
dc.date.available2020-03-19T15:29:03Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-28
dc.identifier.citationKing, D. (2019). 'The rise of the comics künstlerroman, or, the limits of comics acceptance: the depiction of comics creators in the work of Michael Chabon and Emily St. John Mandel'. Open Library of Humanities, 4(2): 43, pp. 1–24.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.16995/olh.246
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624609
dc.description.abstractThe künstlerroman is a genre with a long and celebrated past. From Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar Park (2005) to John Irving’s The World According to Garp (1978) and Saul Bellow’s Humboldt’s Gift (1975), the genre has occupied a prominent place in bestseller lists and awards shortlists. The enduring popularity and continued critical celebration of the künstlerroman makes it all the more striking that, since the turn of the millennium a new kind of author-protagonist has emerged — the graphic-novelist-protagonist. This move not only inducts graphic novelists into this existing — and prestigious — literary genre, it also draws them into the same struggle for recognition in which other novelist-protagonists have long been involved. Drawing on the recent examples of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (2014), in this article I argue that there is a clear move toward the serious discussion of comics and comics creators in contemporary literature, an increasing willingness to talk about comics and their makers that is marked by a surprising faith in the fitness of comics as a mode of self-expression and a recognition of the clear kinship between prose authors and graphic novelists.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOpen Library of the Humanitiesen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://olh.openlibhums.org/articles/10.16995/olh.246/en_US
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectcomicsen_US
dc.subjectliteratureen_US
dc.subjectcultural industriesen_US
dc.titleThe rise of the comics künstlerroman, or, the limits of comics acceptance: the depiction of comics creators in the work of Michael Chabon and Emily St. John Mandelen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2056-6700
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalOpen Library of Humanitiesen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.16995/olh.246
dc.source.journaltitleOpen Library of Humanities
dc.source.volume4
dc.source.issue2
dcterms.dateAccepted2018
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-19T15:29:04Z
dc.author.detail785068en_US


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