Tintin in Tibet (The Adventures of Tintin) Album – 26 Sep 2012
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About the Author
Hergé (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Hergé died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children’s fiction.
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Madame Herge had also spent a lot of time attending and supporting the sanctuary, and that was how Herge himself got to know the culture of Tibet. A true story; I have seen the autographed book. And why else would this book have been translated into Tibetan?
Personally, I consider “Tintin in Tibet” so-so. The story contains too much slapstick and blistering barnacles for my taste, but I admit that the central plot is interesting. Tintin and crazy old Archibald Haddock travel to Nepal and Tibet in search for Chang, an old friend of Tintin believed to be dead after a plane crash in the Himalayas. In reality, Chang is alive…but not quite well, having been abducted by the Abominable Snowman!
As far as I know, this is Hergé's only foray into cryptozoology. Hergé was a friend of Bernard Heuvelmans, the “father” of cryptozoology, and discussed the Yeti issue with him. He also interviewed a mountaineer who claimed to have seen the beast in situ. In Hergé's version, the Yeti is described as lonely and misunderstood, rather than dangerous. There are obvious parallels to the gorilla in “The Dark Island”. Although our heroes manage to rescue Chang, the story nevertheless ends on a pessimistic note, with Tintin expressing fear that the Yeti might be caught (and killed?) by some of the expeditions looking for him...
Telepathy, Tibetan Buddhism and levitating monks are all part of the story, and the Sherpa character Tharkey is apparently based on a real person (sic), but the political angle is noticeable by its complete absence.Read more ›
After passing through New Deli and Nepal (where we explore the sights and sounds of these wonderful places, Tintin and the reluctant Captain set off for the Tibetan Himalayas for the mission impossible.
This is one of Herge�s best works as he explores the , hazards of Himalayan mountain climbing, the gentle Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the truth about the Yeti , commonly known as the �abominable snowman�.
The only thing left out, is the brutal Chinese occupation of Tibet which still continues today .The book was recently released in China, on condition that the name �Tibet� was left out of the title, another example that after the holocaust of 2 million Tibetans, the Red Chinese are still not content in their drive to wipe out the beautiful culture and memory of Tibet.
A particular interesting scene is the psychedelic delirium of Captain Haddock during his sunstroke.
The strong 60�s flavour of this is interesting considering that the book was written at the ver dawn of this era-1960.
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Children in my class have loved looking through this book and it helped to set the scene on the Tibetan topic we did.Published 17 months ago by Nikki_550
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