The Resource Critical children: : the use of childhood in ten great novels, Richard Locke, (ebook)

Critical children: : the use of childhood in ten great novels, Richard Locke, (ebook)

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Critical children: : the use of childhood in ten great novels
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Critical children:
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the use of childhood in ten great novels
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Richard Locke
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eng
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In Critical Children, Richard Locke follows child characters in classic novels for adults and their use in exploring or evading social, psychological, and moral problems. Moving from Dickens's Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Henry James's Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan and his modern American descendent, J. D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye; and finally to Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita and Philip Roth's Alexander Portnoy, Locke traces the 130-year evolution of these iconic characters. Writing as editor, teacher, writer, and reader, Locke demonstrates the way these great books work, how they spring to life from their details, and how they function as verbal performances that both invite and resist interpretation and support rereading. Locke conveys the variety and continued vitality of these books as they shift from Victorian moral allegory to New York comic psychoanalytic monologue, as children evolve from agents of redemption to narcissistic prisoners of guilt and proud rage
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Midwest
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1941-
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Locke, Richard
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823.009/3523
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Children in literature
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
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adult
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Critical children: : the use of childhood in ten great novels, Richard Locke, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9780231527996
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861967
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remote
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11861967
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MWT11861967
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Critical children: : the use of childhood in ten great novels, Richard Locke, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231527996
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861967
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861967
System control number
MWT11861967
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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