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Lemmo, David: Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. (228 S.) 
Added by: joachim (09/08/2019 11:04:07 AM)   
Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-6695-2
BibTeX citation key: Lemmo2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Tarzan", Adaptation, Burroughs. Edgar Rice, Literature
Creators: Lemmo
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Abstract
From his first appearance in 1912, Tarzan became a multimedia franchise whose cultural influence extended well beyond mere entertainment. The original 20th century superhero, the Lord of the Apes was the inspiration behind such early archetypes as The Shadow and Doc Savage, themselves the basis for heroes like Batman and Superman.
Long before Comic-Cons and Trekkies, the first Tarzan fan club was formed in America in 1916, pioneering the fandom movement that pervades modern pop culture.
This book examines Tarzan in his various media representations—hunter, warrior, secret agent, fighter of communists and Nazis—and in his numerous story arcs, including crossover adventures featuring historical characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nikola Tesla.

Table of Contents

Preface (1)
Introduction: A Continuity of Popular Culture (3)

1. “Your son deserted Thursday. Letter will follow.” (9)
2. Edgar’s Improbable Tale (20)
3. Letters Still Come In About “Tarzan” (25)
4. Tarzan Takes on a Pop Cultural Life of His Own (30)
5. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (39)
6. The Tarzan Gravy Train (50)
7. Tarzan the Invincible (65)
8. Tarzanmania (73)
9. Tarzan as Folk Hero (85)
10. Edgar’s Epic Adventures (99)
11. “The Greatest Single Fictional Achievement of Our Time” (116)
12. The Burroughs Bibliophiles (130)
13. The Return of Tarzan (142)
14. Ape-Man at the Popular Culture Crossroads of the Future (164)
15. Into the Future (177)

Chapter Notes (203)
Bibliography (208)
Index (211)


  
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