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Author Kidd, Kenneth B., author

Title Freud in Oz : at the intersections of psychoanalysis and children's literature / Kenneth B. Kidd
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 297 pages)
Contents Introduction: reopening the case of Peter Pan -- Kids, fairy tales, and the uses of enchantment -- Child analysis, play, and the golden age of Pooh -- Three case histories: Alice, Peter Pan, and OZ -- Maurice Sendak and picturebook psychology -- "A case history of us all": the adolescent novel before and after Salinger -- T is for trauma: the children's literature of atrocity
Summary Children's literature has spent decades on the psychiatrist's couch, submitting to psychoanalysis by scores of scholars and popular writers alike. Freud in Oz turns the tables, suggesting that psychoanalysts owe a significant and largely unacknowledged debt to books ostensibly written for children. In fact, Kenneth B. Kidd argues, children's literature and psychoanalysis have influenced and interacted with each other since Freud published his first case studies. In Freud in Oz, Kidd shows how psychoanalysis developed in part through its engagement with children's literature, which it used to articulate and dramatize its themes and methods, turning first to folklore and fairy tales, then to materials from psychoanalysis of children, and thence to children's literary texts, especially such classic fantasies as Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Child psychology in literature.
Children in literature.
Children's stories, American -- History and criticism.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Psychology in literature.
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Young adult fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816678693 (electronic bk.)
9780816678693 (electronic bk.)