Sperb, Jason: "Removing the Experience. Simulacrum as an Autobiographical Act in American Splendor." In: Biography 29.1 (2006), S. 123–139.
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Keywords: "American Splendor", Adaptation, Autobiography, Film adaptation, Pekar. Harvey, Postmodernism, USA
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This article articulates how American Splendor’s filmmakers deploy postmodernity and the seemingly antithetical logic of the simulacrum as the central means of documenting the real-life experiences of Harvey Pekar. Paradoxically, the film also attempts to reveal how these experiences necessarily continue to exist outside the simulacrum, in an affective realm.
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