Tarzan !

edited by Pascal Dibie

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who can escape Tarzan, son of the jungle?

In 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs created a figure that went on to become the most popularized fictional character in the world. This hero of literature for young people, comic strips and the cinema who inspired the dreams of many a teenager in the 20th century, is today the paragon of a new fable: the son and protector of nature, Tarzan, with "the stoicism of an animal and the intelligence of man” exists first and foremost through his relationship with the African jungle, a stereotypical jungle, populated with wild animals, but invaded in turn by Roman armies, anthropoids, Amazons, ant men...He also invites us to broaden our ecological conscience.

The adventures of Lord Greystoke have found their place at the musée du quai Branly where they provide a pretext for exploring an imaginary world.

An ethnologist, a linguist, a psychoanalyst, a cinema critic and a historian provide an informative and entertaining reexamination of his story and his myth. Tarzan was able to cross over from fiction to the comic strip to the cinema with some historical distortions which deserve to be studied in more detail.

A collection of illustrations from the great Tarzan illustrators (Foster, Hogarth, etc.) accompanies this portrait, as well as tributes from eight renowned contemporary illustrators. This study of Tarzan would not be complete without the cinema (45 films to date without counting the television series), and in particular the unforgettable portrayal by Johnny Weissmuller whose cry, like the legend, still seems far from fading away!



120 pages

Published price €19.50

EAN : 9782757202739

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