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Masters of the Ninth ArtBandes dessinees and Franco-Belgian Identity$
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Matthew Screech

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239383

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313530

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A Hero for Everyone: René Goscinny's and Albert Uderzo's Astérix the Gaul

A Hero for Everyone: René Goscinny's and Albert Uderzo's Astérix the Gaul

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(p.75) Chapter Three A Hero for Everyone: René Goscinny's and Albert Uderzo's Astérix the Gaul
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Masters of the Ninth Art
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239383.003.0004

This chapter focuses on René Goscinny's and Albert Uderzo's Astérix the Gaul, who is considered the ninth art's most widely recognised face and an invaluable asset to Franco-Belgian cultural identity. Astérix's adventures are set in 50 bc, when Gaul was part of the Roman empire. Goscinny and Uderzo replaced Gaulish history with their own comical version of events; in so doing, they reworked the old into the new, thus creating a distinctive brand of bande dessinée folklore.

Keywords:   Francophone comic strips, Asterix, cultural identity, humour

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