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Under the bed, creeping : psychoanalyzing the Gothic in children's literature

Author: Michael Howarth
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores how Gothicism is crucial in helping children progress through different stages of growth and development. Michael Howarth examines Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market, Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, Neil Gaiman's Coraline, three versions of Little Red Riding Hood, and J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy--incorporating psychologist Erik Erikson's landmark theories on psychosocial stages of development"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Gothic revival (Literature)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Howarth
ISBN: 9780786478439 0786478438 9781476615981 1476615985
OCLC Number: 869265496
Description: xi, 181 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Behavior and boundaries: Autonomy and doubt in Goblin market --
Fools' trap: Initiative and guilt in The adventures of Pinocchio --
Games and challenges: Industry and inferiority in Coraline --
Genital dystopia: Identity and role confusion in Little Red Riding Hood --
An awfully big commitment: Intimacy and isolation in Peter and Wendy.
Responsibility: Michael Howarth.

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From Puritan tracts and chapbooks to fairy tales and Victorian poems, from zombies and werewolves to ghosts and vampires, the gothic has become an important part of children's literature. This book  Read more...

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