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Busi Rizzi, Giorgio. "Portrait of the Artist as a Nostalgic: Seth’s it’s a good life if you don’t weaken." Comics Memory. Archives and Styles. Eds. Maaheen Ahmed and Benoît Crucifix. Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 15–36. 
Added by: Okwuchi Mba (9/4/18, 11:00 AM)   Last edited by: Okwuchi Mba (9/4/18, 5:53 PM)
Resource type: Book Article
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91746-7_2
BibTeX citation key: BusiRizzi2018
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Keywords: "It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken", Canada, Memoria, Metaisierung, Seth
Creators: Ahmed, Busi Rizzi, Crucifix
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
Collection: Comics Memory. Archives and Styles
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Abstract
Nostalgia is a recurrent word in both mainstream and academic discourses about comics. The contours and specific features of the allure of nostalgia, however, often remain undefined: What do we mean, exactly, when we say a graphic novel is nostalgic? By performing a close reading of Seth’s It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken (1996), my contribution aims to build a critical framework that explores different levels (structure, motifs, and style), allowing a better understanding of what constitutes the nostalgic aura of a given text through taking into account structural characteristics, thematic elements, and stylistic features.
  
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