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Melancholia and maturation : the use of trauma in American children's literature

Author: Eric L Tribunella
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tribunella (English, U. of Southern Mississippi) argues that within 20th century American literature for youth a strikingly recurrent theme involves the child-protagonist's irrevocable loss of a loved object (a friend, a dog named Old Yeller, an ideal, etc.) and subsequent maturation through the traumatic experience of love and loss. He addresses the cultural significance of this theme, applying insights from queer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Tribunella
ISBN: 9781572336810 1572336811
OCLC Number: 317383420
Description: xxxvii, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Losing and using queer youth --
A boy and his dog --
Knowing, unknowing, and the achievement of young adulthood --
Melancholic development and Revolutionary War fiction for children --
Melancholic sacrifice and the Holocaust in American children's culture --
Coda: physical trauma, childhood embodiment, and children's literature.
Responsibility: Eric L. Tribunella.

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Coming of age in children's fiction often means achieving maturity through the experience of trauma. In this provocative book, Eric L. Tribunella explores why trauma, especially the loss of a loved  Read more...

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