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Basu, Lopamudra: "The Graphic Memoir in a State of Exception. Transformations of the Personal in Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers." In: Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art. Hrsg. v. Jane Tolmie. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2013, S. 163–184.
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Keywords: "In the Shadow of No Towers", 9/11, Autobiographie, Coleridge. Samuel Taylor, Holocaust, Intertextualität, Literatur, Memoria, Politik, Spiegelman. Art, Trauma, USA
Creators: Basu, Tolmie
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art
This chapter examines public and private trauma by focusing on autobiographical representations of the events and emotions surrounding 9/11. It analyzes acts of recovering and explores pain, grief, and mourning by offering a reading of Art Spiegelman’s graphic memoir In the Shadow of No Towers. It considers comic art as a space of resistance against oppression and suggests that the terrorist bombing of the Twin Towers brings back the traumatic memory of the Holocaust experienced by Spiegelman’s parents. It also shows how Spiegelman links his traumatic experience and its effect on his artistic sensibility to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Finally, the chapter highlights the relationship between cartoons and politics in Spiegelman’s memoir.
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