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Imagination and meaning in Calvin and Hobbes.


Imagination and meaning in Calvin and Hobbes.

Heit, Jamey.

McFarland & Co.


212 pages



Heit offers a critical intertextual look at the beloved comic strip and the profound topics contained within, this scholarly work references many philosophical and literary postgraduate concepts. Starting paradoxically with the final strip depicting Calvin's final sled ride into a white expanse of page with the exclamation "Let's go exploring!," the book proceeds to examine imagination and perspective (for example, Hobbes' simultaneous existence as animate tiger and inanimate stuffed toy), creative spaces, the human condition, irony, individualism, friendship, and finally considers the answers to life's biggest questions of meaning and suffering.

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Date:Aug 1, 2012
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