Christopher Tayler: Hergé’s Redemption
7 June 2012
Show More Hergé: The Man who Created Tintin by Pierre Assouline, translated by Charles Ruas.
Oxford, 276 pp., £9.99, October 2011, 978 0 19 983727 4Show More
Hergé, Son of Tintin by Benoît Peeters, translated by Tina Kover.
Johns Hopkins, 394 pp., £15.50, November 2011, 978 1 4214 0454 7Show More
“... known were their unfriendly depictions of Levantine Greeks and, in particular, Jews. Unlike T.S. Eliot, however, Georges Remi, aka Hergé, was very certain of his nationality. He was, according to PierreAssouline, ‘the personification of Belgium’, and it’s true that he created, in Tintin, one of the few national emblems his squabbling country can agree on. Born in 1907 in Etterbeek, outside ...”