Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

by Daniel Marrone


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A critical study of the extraordinary Canadian comics creator

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496807311
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Series: Great Comics Artists Series
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Daniel Marrone, Toronto, Canada, teaches English and visual culture. His work has appeared in Studies in Comics, ImageTexT, and Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, as well as in the anthology The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 3

1 Style and the Appearance of Authenticity 19

2 Return, Repetition, and Other Ambivalent Impulses 41

3 Pictures at a Remove: Seth's Drawn Photographs 59

4 The Rhetoric of Failure 79

5 Collection and Recollection 97

6 Dense and Porous: Browsing, Parataxis, and the Texture of Comics 121

7 Forging Histories: Ghost Worlds and Invented Communities 149

Conclusion 179

Appendix: Interview with Seth 185

Notes 221

Bibliography 225

Index 231

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