Alcott's Imaginary Heroes: The Little Women Legacy

Alcott's Imaginary Heroes: The Little Women Legacy

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Overview

In the 150 years since the publication of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy have continued to speak to readers: sometimes comforting, sometimes challenging, always inspiring. In this anthology, fans across the world—writers, teachers, homemakers, religious scholars, stop-motion animators and ecologists—celebrate the March sisters’ lives and loves and, like Jo, put their own beloved “imaginary heroes” in the context of the modern world.



For readers who played dress-up with Meg at the Moffatts’ party—

who smirked a little when Amy got busted for the pickled limes—

who cried when Beth died—

who are still wondering how Jo didn’t end up with Laurie—

this is for you.

Essays by: KL Allendoerfer, Michelle J. Andrew, Susan Bailey, Lauren Cutrone, Marlowe Daly-Galeano, Verena Felizitas Demel, Julie Dunlap, Merry Gordon, Caitlin Horne, K.R. Karr, Nomisha Kurian, Stephanie Mann, Donna Macdonald, Adrienne Quintana, Rachel Roberts, Deborah Schlacks, Lorraine Tosiello, Trix Wilkins

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998516288
Publisher: Pink Umbrella Books LLC
Publication date: 09/19/2018
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: Rediscovering Little Women ...........1

Literary Lessons ...............................4

A Lesson in Love: The Importance of Beth March ..............................11

Globetrotting with Amy: Why She Deserves Her Happy Ending .................16

At Home with Meg March ...................... 22

Apollyon on Thin Ice ..........................25

Dollanity ...................................32

Little Women, Feminism, and a New Definition of Beauty ........................ 36

Growing Up Catholic with Little Women: The Mystery of the Rosary ...................41

My Beth ....................................47

“I Call You Friend”—Louisa May Alcott as Muse, Guide and Grief Counselor ........... 50

Pilgrim’s Regress ..............................62

Why Jo Says No (and Why We Care) ..............70

Super Marmee ...............................79

Little Rivals .................................83

As Real as Life Itself ...........................88

Both Useful and Pleasant .......................92

I *Lime* Amy March ..........................97

Finding the Palace Beautiful .................... 103

Piccole Donne .............................. 108

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