Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Modern Children's Fiction [NOOK Book]

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An important and perceptive contribution to the study of children's literature, this welcome reissue includes a new postscript exploring in detail the phenomenal success of J.K.Rowling's series of Harry Potter stories.
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Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Modern Children's Fiction

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Overview

An important and perceptive contribution to the study of children's literature, this welcome reissue includes a new postscript exploring in detail the phenomenal success of J.K.Rowling's series of Harry Potter stories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780497389
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 295
  • File size: 580 KB

Meet the Author

Margaret Rustin is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, where she has been Head of Child Psychotherapy since 1986. She has pioneered and supported the extension of training in psychoanalytic observational approaches to training across the United Kingdom and in a number of other countries. She has coauthored, with Michael Rustin, 'Narratives of Love and Loss' and 'Mirror to Nature', and has co-edited 'Closely Observed Infants', as well as 'Psychotic States in Children' and 'Assessment in Psychotherapy'.

Michael Rustin is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London, a Visiting Professor at the Tavistock Clinic, and an Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He has written widely on psychoanalytic approaches to culture and society, including on children's fiction ('Narratives of Love and Loss') and drama ('Mirror to Nature') both with Margaret Rustin. He is also author of 'The Good Society and the Inner World', and is a co-author/editor of the current 'After NeoLiberalism: the Kilburn Manifesto'.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Deep Structures in Modern Children's Fiction 1
1 Loneliness, Dreaming and Discovery: Tom's Midnight Garden 27
2 Narnia: An Imaginary Land as Container of Moral and Emotional Adventure 40
3 Magic Wishes and the Self Explorations of Children: Five Children and It 59
4 The Life of Dolls: Rumer Godden's Understanding of Children's Imaginative Play 84
5 The Maternal Capacities of a Small Boy: The Indian in the Cupboard 104
6 Animals in Reality and Fantasy: Two Stories by Philippa Pearce 119
7 The Poetic Power of Ordinary Speech: E. B. White's Children's Stories 146
8 Who Believes in 'Borrowers'? 163
9 Making Out in America: The Mouse and His Child 181
10 Inner Implications of Extended Traumas: Carrie's War 196
11 Finding Oneself among Strangers: Three Stories by Paula Fox 215
Conclusions: Explorations of Loss 248
Notes 256
Postscript: The Inner World of Harry Potter 263
List of Principal Works Discussed 293
Index 295
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