Marcus Berkmann

Thompson and Thomson… and Derrida

Tintin and the Secret of Literature

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Tintin, wonderfully, survives and thrives. The centenary of Hergé’s birth approaches, the books are still in print in countless languages, and soon Steven Spielberg’s Tintin film will be out, a slightly worrying prospect to many fans, although it probably shouldn’t be. After all, those cack-handed 1960s TV cartoons didn’t kill the original, so it should be immune to the sickly slurp of Mr ET. Fingers crossed, anyway.

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