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Preface Part I: Truths 1. A Life in Gray: 1907-1925 2. Scoutmaster in the Twentieth Century: 1925-1929 3. The Many Births of Tintin: 1929-1934 4. What Chang Taught Herge: 1934-1936 5. Eye of the Storn: 1936-1940 6. The Golden Age: 1940-1944 Part II: Solitude 7. The Plight of the Inciviques: 1944-1946 8. The Dark Years: 1946-1950 Part III: Recognition 9. Toward Fulfillment: 1950-1958 10. The Demon of Purity: 1958-1960 11. Finishing Touches: 1960-1973 12. The End of a Life, the Culmination of his Work: 1973-1983 abbreviations used in notes Notes Select Bibliograohy List of works by Herge Acknowledgments Index

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Pierre Assouline is a prominent French journalist and writer. His has written several novels as well as acclaimed biographies of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and detective novelist Georges Simenon. He is also a film producer and was the 2007 winner of the prestigious Prix de la Langue Francaise. Charles Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers and a frequent contributor to ArtNews and Art in America.


"Highlights yet again that all-too-common divide between the flawed private man and the admirable creative genius.... Those fascinated by the strange lives of creative geniuses may want to read Assouline's fine, if somewhat disillusioning, biography." --Michael Dirda, Washington Post "Will inform and edify America's Tintin devotees." --San Francisco Chronicle

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