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Pinocchio Goes Postmodern: Perils of a Puppet in the United States
     

Pinocchio Goes Postmodern: Perils of a Puppet in the United States

by Richard Wunderlich
 

In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of the tale, one such source is Disney's perennial classic. The

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In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of the tale, one such source is Disney's perennial classic. The authors also discover that when adults are introduced to the 'real'story, they often deem it as unsuitable for children. Placing the puppet in a variety of contexts, the authors chart the progression of this childhood tale that has frequently undergone dramatic revisions to suit America's idea of children's literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415993241
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Series:
Children's Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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