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Author Joosen, Vanessa, 1977- author

Title Adulthood in children's literature / Vanessa Joosen
Published London,UK : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
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Series Bloomsbury perspectives on children's literature
Bloomsbury perspectives on children's literature
Contents Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Note to the Reader; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Age studies; Methodological refl ections; Opening up adult minds and experiences; Reconfi guring the adult as reader; Chapter overview and corpus; 1 Defining Adulthood in Children's Literature; To know or not to know; Kidults; Big bodies -- adult minds?; 2 Grown- up Children?; Free as an adult; 'Childlike' adults; The playful adult; Adult themes; Didactic messages for the adult reader; 3 Hair, Hair, Everywhere; Social skin
Hair, hair, everywhereAdult sexuality; 4 The Disdainful Adult; The disdainful adult, the disdained child; Childist adults in children's literature; Mieke Mom's mad mum; Childism in God's name; His Dark Materials; Grown-ups, yuk!; 5 From Writer's Block to Wonderful Friend; Allegories of telling; Ironic representations; The children's writer as ally; Between irony and sympathy: The Story of Tracy Beaker; A famous alter ego; Writers as parental fi gures; The children's author -- a child's best friend?; 6 Second Childhoods; A narrative of decline; The alliance between young and old
The puer senex tropeThe elderly storyteller; A parody of the connection between youth and old age; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 14, 2018)
Subject Adulthood in literature
Children's literature, American -- History and criticism
Children's literature, Dutch -- History and criticism
Form Electronic book
Author ProQuest (Firm)
LC no. 2018020320
ISBN 9781350049802 electronic book
1350049808 electronic book
9781350049796 electronic book
1350049794 electronic book