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Tufts, Clare: "Family History and Social History. Étienne Davodeau’s Reportage of Reality in Les Mauvaises gens." In: European Comic Art 1 (2008), S. 37–55.
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Keywords: "Les mauvaises gens", Davodeau. Étienne, Frankreich, Reportagecomics, Soziologie
Collection: European Comic Art
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This article discusses a bande dessinée that recounts the life story of the artist’s parents, factory workers in a deeply conservative milieu who became trade union militants. The article is split into four sections. The first deals with techniques that reinforce the effect of documentary accuracy; the second examines how page layout adds symbolic effects and varies pace and perspective; the third analyses the complex chronology, in which there is not only a shifting between the time of narration and the time of the events recounted, but a further significant temporal displacement relating to the process of narration; the fourth considers the extent to which this biography is also necessarily autobiographical.
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