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The Comics of HergéWhen the Lines Are Not So Clear$
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Joe Sutliff Sanders

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496807267

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2018

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001

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Signifying Nothing

Signifying Nothing

Tintin in Tibet

(p.21) Chapter One Signifying Nothing
The Comics of Hergé

Jim Casey

University Press of Mississippi

The chapter considers Hergé’s struggles to represent absence. These struggles come to the fore in the characters’ arguments over whether the Tibetan yeti can be real as well as in Hergé’s own longing for purity in a life that had grown increasingly complex. The chapter invokes Heidegger to help explicate Hergé’s representations of empirical knowledge and the mysteries of the unknown.

Keywords:   Hergé, Tintin, Tibet, Heidegger, Nothingness

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