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Superhero Comics and Everyday Heroics: Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

@inproceedings{Chang2014SuperheroCA,
  title={Superhero Comics and Everyday Heroics: Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay},
  author={Shuli Chang},
  year={2014}
}
In his Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon uses superhero comics as a structuring principle to question what conditions lead to redemption from the biopolitical seizure of life by the logic of exception. Set in World War II, the novel dramatizes how the logic of exception places Jews in a double bind in the face of the Holocaust; it locates the possibility of redemption, and freedom from the double bind, in neither submitting to the power of… Expand
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