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MASTERS OF THE NINTH ART: BANDES DESSINEES AND FRANCO-BELGIAN IDENTITY. Matthew Screech. Liverpool University Press, 2005. Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures, 3. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 260 pp. with 27 ills. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 085323938X In English.
Examines the comic-strip form known as bande dessinee as an important aspect of popular culture in France and Belgium, tracing the development of "the ninth art" from the 1920s through the 90s and analyzing the wide-ranging strips in terms of plot, style, and influences.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium, France — Post-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor
Worldwide Number: 117154
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