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The fabulous journeys of Alice and Pinocchio : exploring their parallel worlds

Author: Laura Tosi; Peter Hunt
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Series: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 61.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Alice and Pinocchio stories connected to a worldwide audience almost like folktales and fairy tales and became fixtures of postmodernism. This comparative reading explores their imagery and history, and through literary criticism and author biographies, and discusses them in the broader context of British and Italian children's stories"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Carlo Collodi; Alice, (Fictitious character from Carroll); Pinocchio, (Fictitious character); Alice, (Fictitious character from Carroll); Pinocchio, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Tosi; Peter Hunt
ISBN: 9781476665436 1476665435
OCLC Number: 1005198043
Description: x, 227 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Alice meets Pinocchio : parallel readings, national stereotypes and cultural associations --
Books, canons and characters : Pinocchio in Wonderland and Alice in Tuscany --
Carlo and Charles : Italy in the age of Pinocchio, England in the age of Alice --
Pinocchio as fiaba, Alice as fairy-fale : folktale and fairy-tale traditions --
Fantasy and form in Alice and Pinocchio --
The postmodernist journeys of Alice and Pinocchio : adventures in transnational and transtextual identities --
Childhood, school and empire in Italy and the UK : Hughes and De Amicis, Henty and Salgari.
Series Title: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 61.
Responsibility: Laura Tosi with Peter Hunt.

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