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Pritchard, Will: "New Light on Crumb’s Boswell." In: Eighteenth-Century Studies 42 (2009), S. 289–307. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1353/ecs.0.0042
BibTeX citation key: Pritchard2009a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Classics Illustrated", "Klassic Komik", Adaption, Autobiographie, Boswell. James, Crumb. Robert, Literatur, Parodie, Satire, USA
Creators: Pritchard
Collection: Eighteenth-Century Studies
This article considers a pair of strange bedfellows, the diarist James Boswell and the cartoonist R. Crumb. In 1981, Crumb published a comic-book adaptation of Boswell's London Journal. This essay considers that comic from several angles: as a veiled autobiography, as a Hogarthian satire, and as a parody of the Classics Illustrated comic books of the forties and fifties. Crumb's adaptation, I argue, helps us to a new appreciation of key aspects of Boswell's text: its visual properties (or lack thereof), its generic status, and its relation to the 1950s world which provided it with a mass audience.
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