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Jan 192010

Jean-Marie Apostolidès, a professor of French and drama at Stanford University, last read the Tintin comic books — about a youthful globe-trotting journalist — when he was a boy. Decades later he picked the series up again. “I was amazed at the enormous artistic and literary quality of the series,” he said. “I realized I was confronting a great piece of art, and that was surprising.” Apostolidès, author of The Metamorphoses of Tintin: or Tintin for Adults, chatted with Swati Pandey of Zócalo about why Tintin never made it big in America, how he got over his initial controversial attitudes, and how he embodies the myth of eternal, powerful youth.

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