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Camus, Cyril: "The “Outsider”. Neil Gaiman and the Old Testament." In: Shofar 29.2 (2011), S. 77–99. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1353/sho.2011.0051
BibTeX citation key: Camus2011
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Bible", "Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament", "The Sandman", Adaptation, Gaiman. Neil, Intertextuality, Judaism, Religion, Satire, United Kingdom, USA
Creators: Camus
Collection: Shofar
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Neil Gaiman’s educational environment was divided between Jewish family and Anglican schooling. Raised up as a cultural outsider, he has cultivated his detached outlook, moving from England to the United States and depicting the latter from a British perspective in Sandman and American Gods. His cheerful embracement of the position of the “alien” also shows in his use and rewritings of the foundational Judaic text, the Old Testament, in the six scripts he contributed for the British comics-anthology of theological satire Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament (Knockabout, 1987), and in his comics-series Sandman (DC, 1988–1996), where the explicit linking of DC characters to their biblical roots, and the use of Midrashic references, operate as a resacralization that counterbalance the desacralization at the core of Outrageous Tales.
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