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The Empire's Old Clothes: What the Lone Ranger, Babar, and Other Innocent Heroes Do to Our Minds (Paperback)

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In this powerful cultural critique, Ariel Dorfman explores the political and social implications of the smiling faces that inhabit familiar books, comics, and magazines. He reveals the ideological messages conveyed in works of popular culture such as the Donald Duck comics, the Babar children's books, and Reader's Digest magazine. The Empire's Old Clothes was widely praised when it was first published in 1983. This edition, including a new preface by the author, makes a contemporary classic newly available.

About the Author


Ariel Dorfman holds the Walter Hines Page Research Chair of Literature and Latin American Studies at Duke University. A world-renowned author, he has written numerous works of fiction, plays, poems, and essays in both Spanish and English, including Death and the Maiden, as well as the acclaimed memoir Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey, and (with Armand Mattelart) How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780822346715
ISBN-10: 0822346710
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: January 5th, 2010
Pages: 222
Language: English