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#1 · Posted: 25 Feb 2005 08:09
Fellow Tintin enthusiasts,
What better term paper topic is there than Tintin and Herge's political agenda? My point exactly. I'm a second year university student in California looking for a thesis having to do with Nazism, Fascism, and Tintin. Can anybody point me in a direction? I need information on Herge's political views, his target audience, the distribution of his work, etc. Anything will help. Thanks!
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#2 · Posted: 25 Feb 2005 13:54
If you're looking for stuff online you could read an article on this site In Defence of Hergé written by our very own Garen Ewing.

May I also recommend an article Tintin in the Dock by Tim Judah. It's an edited version of an article which was originally published in the Guardian Weekend supplement back in 1999 and well worth a read.

Good luck with your paper!
#3 · Posted: 26 Feb 2005 17:42
Good luck with your paper! It should be very interesting. When I read stuff about the parallels between Tintin and the real world, I never saw Tintin the same way again...hopefully your professor will become a true Tintin fan after reading your work!
#4 · Posted: 14 Mar 2005 19:42 · Edited by: Seger
How reliable is the information in "Tintin in the dock"? It mentions a number of things which I haven´t heard about earlier. There is a lot of information about Hergés actions during and after WWII which I haven´t been able to track down anywhere else.
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#5 · Posted: 14 Mar 2005 20:46
The article is fairly heavily based on Pierre Assouline's 1996 book "Hergé", which was billed as the most revealing biography to date at the time. However certain things in the book have since been disputed - so as for how reliable the facts in the article are, the jury's still out I'm afraid. But Assouline is a competent biographer, and his book was written with the co-operation of the Hergé Foundation, which may give some bearing on the credibility of his claims.

#6 · Posted: 15 Mar 2005 11:41
How reliable is the information in "Tintin in the dock"?

Does anyone know the real cause of Herges death? Not being morbid but In the mentioned 'Tintin in the Dock' article it says about Herge could of had a contaminated blood transfusion. Is this true?
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#7 · Posted: 15 Mar 2005 16:01
There was a rumour in the late nineties that Hergé may have contracted AIDS from a contaminated transfusion, though there is no evidence for this. It seems to be based on the fact that AIDS was only officially recognised around the time of his death, or at least after many of his transfusions. In other words, someone appears to have put two and two together and made five. Assouline names Hergé's friends Stéphane Janssen and Gabriel Matzneff as his sources but does not elaborate.

So at best, it's possible, but by no means probable. The official cause of death at the time was given as leukaemia.

#8 · Posted: 15 Mar 2005 16:47
A lot of people who died around this time are often accused of having AIDS usually with no proof.

#9 · Posted: 12 Apr 2005 19:22
Why can't I get term papers like this? All mine seem to be about stylistically analysing Sylvia Plath!


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