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

ISBN: 9780415993241

Published: April 1st 2008

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304 pages


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

Pinocchio Goes Postmodern: Perils of a Puppet in the United States by Richard Wunderlich
April 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780415993241 | 8.44 Mb

In Pinocchio Goes Postmodern, sociologist Richard Wunderlich and literary critic Thomas J. Morrissey trace the ways in which the revamped American Pinocchio has trivialized the real struggles of childhood depicted in Collodis tale. Drawing upon anMoreIn Pinocchio Goes Postmodern, sociologist Richard Wunderlich and literary critic Thomas J. Morrissey trace the ways in which the revamped American Pinocchio has trivialized the real struggles of childhood depicted in Collodis tale. Drawing upon an exhaustive collection of American Pinocchio publications, films, and stage performances, the authors show how the tales innumerable transformations illuminate a period of great social and political change between the First World War and the postmodern present.

An ambitious work of both literary criticism and cultural analysis, Pinocchio Goes Postmodern raises provocative questions about storytelling, adaptation, and the cultural importance of childrens literature.



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