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Pinocchio goes postmodern : perils of a puppet in the United States

Author: Richard Wunderlich; Thomas J Morrissey
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Children's literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this 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 I era to 2002.

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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Translations into English
Named Person: Carlo Collodi; Carlo Collodi; Carlo Collodi; Carlo Collodi; Carlo Collodi; Carlo Collodi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wunderlich; Thomas J Morrissey
ISBN: 0815338961 9780815338963
OCLC Number: 47894581
Description: xviiii, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1. Pinocchio's World and the Search for the Just Community 2. How Pinocchio Came to America Poor and Friendless, Was Beset by Rogues and Villains, Yet Persevered Steadfastly, and by Luck and Pluck Made a Name for Himself: 1892-1919 3. Pinocchio's Good Fortune Proceeds Apace, and His Adventures Are Known and Celebrated Throughout All the Land: 1920-1929 4. At the Height of Pinocchio's Renown, Change Intrudes, Pretenders Emerge, and Impostors Seize His Identity: 1930-1940 5. The Ascension of False Princes: How Pinocchio Is Besieged, Embattled, Displaced, and Cast Down, Remembered in Exile by Only a Few, 1940-2000 6. Pinocchio Perverted, Pinocchio Preserved: Four Early Continuations of the Puppet's Tale 7. Pinocchio Goes Postmodern - and Adult 8. W(h)ither Pinocchio? Bibliography
Series Title: Children's literature and culture.
Responsibility: Richard Wunderlich, Thomas J. Morrissey.
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