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Author Wunderlich, Richard.

Title Pinocchio goes postmodern : perils of a puppet in the United States / Richard Wunderlich, Thomas J. Morrissey
Published New York : Routledge, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  850.8 C7143 A6/P6W  AVAILABLE
Description xviiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Children's literature and culture
Children's literature and culture.
Contents Ch. 1. Pinocchio's World and the Search for the Just Community -- Ch. 2. How Pinocchio Came to America Poor and Friendless, was Beset by Rogues and Villains, Yet Persevered Steadfastly, and by Luck and Pluck, Made a Name for Himself: 1892-1919 -- Ch. 3. Pinocchio's Good Fortune Proceeds Apace, and His Adventures are Known and Celebrated Throughout all the Land: 1920-1929 -- Ch. 4. At the Height of Pinocchio's Renown, Change Intrudes, Pretenders Emerge, and Imposters Seize His Identity: 1930-1940 -- Ch. 5. The Ascension of False Princes: How Pinocchio is Besieged, Embattled, Displaced, and Cast Down: Remembered in Exile by Only a Few, 1940-2000 -- Ch. 6. Pinocchio Perverted, Pinocchio Preserved: Four Early Continuations of the Puppet's Tale -- Ch. 7. Pinocchio Goes Postmodern - and Adult -- Ch. 8. W(h)ither Pinocchio?
Summary "In Pinocchio Goes Postmodern, sociologist Richard Wunderlich and literary critic Thomas J. Morrissey trace the ways in which the revamped American Pinocchio has trivialized the real struggles of childhood depicted in Collodi's tale. Drawing upon an exhaustive collection of American Pinocchio publications, films, and stage performances, the authors show how the tale's innumerable transformations illuminate a period of great social and political change between the First World War and the postmodern present. An ambitious work of both literary criticism and cultural analysis, Pinocchio Goes Postmodern raises provocative questions about storytelling, adaptation, and the cultural importance of children's literature."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-246) and index
Subject Collodi, Carlo, 1826-1890. Avventure di Pinocchio.
Collodi, Carlo, 1826-1890. Avventure di Pinocchio -- Adaptations.
Collodi, Carlo, 1826-1890 -- Translations into English.
Collodi, Carlo, 1826-1890 -- Appreciation -- United States.
Children -- Books and reading -- United States.
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Author Morrissey, Thomas J.
LC no. 2001048461
ISBN 0815338961 alkaline paper