Chute, Hillary: "Ragtime, Kavalier & Clay and the Framing of Comics." In: Modern Fiction Studies 54.2 (2008), S. 268–301.
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Keywords: "Ragtime", Chabon. Michael, Comics in literature, Doctorow. E.L., Literature, USA
Collection: Modern Fiction Studies
This essay explores the connection between contemporary fiction and contemporary graphic narrative by examining how two novels—E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime (1975) and Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000)—share the concerns (both formal and thematic) of graphic narrative: namely, an abiding interest in the narrativization of history. Both novels, works of historical fiction that are about the rise of popular, visual media in the twentieth-century, suggest the political value of popular forms that are innovative and yet widely accessible, and thus give us a way to think about the import and invention of graphic narrative.
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