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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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The Shape of the Jewel

The Shape of the Jewel

Polyphony, Polyrhythms, and Musical Structure in The Castafiore Emerald

(p.47) Chapter Three The Shape of the Jewel
The Comics of Hergé

Andrei Molotiu

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter takes Hergé’s most celebrated volume and considers it through terms borrowed from the study of music. By using theoretical structures previously applied to, for example, Mozart, the chapter is able to construct a frame for reading and admiring a book in which, famously, nothing happens.

Keywords:   Hergé, Tintin, The Castafiore Emerald, Music, Polyphony

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