Existentialist Comics: Bande Dessinée and the Art of Ethics

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This book explores the historical and artistic value of three bande dessinée (BD), French-language comics, that depict the lives of Existentialist thinkers Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus. The work is the first to analyse biographical BD through the lens of Existentialism, offering a new theory of reading biographical comics.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781800792746, 9781800792753
ISBN (Print)9781800792739
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameEuropean Connections


  • Existentialism
  • comics
  • Elizabeth Benjamin
  • Existentialist Comics


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