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Y-You Can Never Go Back: About loving children's literature as adults
Colours lighter, smelled more intense, day bleed forever, and oh.... more... reads. When you were a child, almost nothing stops you from studying. In adulthood we study because they are "good" to us, or because they have been suggested by clever folks, or because we don't want to make eyes-only contacts on the street.
However, the ledgers we love had cosmetic force - they fragmented, nibbled and formed our identity. "Maybe it is only in our early days that literature has a profound impact on our lives," Graham Greene said. "Later on in our admiring live we will be amused, we can change some of the opinions we already have, but we are more likely to find in textbooks only a validation of what is already in our heads.
of Bruce Handy's book Wild Things: Reading children's fiction as adults is an imitation of a maturing family. It' a part historic overview (brisk over a hundred US and UK children's books), a part life history (describing the life of authors from Dr. Seuss to E.B. White to Maurice Sendak) and a part memoirs.
Starting with the sinister, faraway grandeur of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon, Mobile is heading for the chilling traumas of Beatrix Potter and penniless Peter Rabbit before reaching the mature pranks of Laura Ingall's Wilder and Beverly Cleary's Ramona. "A lot of us say we used to love Green Eggs and Ham or The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe or Charlotte's Web when we were young, but that's often the point where the talk ends in a misty, old-fashioned glamour - a groundbreaking literary adventure condensed into a page in a yearbook," Ph.
All in all, why on earth don't we talk about these more? Every times I tell Mary Poppins or Kenneth Grahame to my friend, I get: "Yes, I recall that it was somehow good - who has written it again? So, most grown-ups don't read children's literature. Mobile phone has found a way to avoid the frustration of looking for a family.
It notices the delicious melancholia of visiting favourite novels with descendants again, as if he hopes in vain to have a second infancy while they have their first. "With an action, I assume, you are carrying in your hand a work of sublime sorrow," he wrote about the reunification with his old buddies, the textbooks, for his work.
What if you don't want babies? People who still think of themselves as mere childhood - fearful, sensible, persuaded of a monster - don't necessarily think they are armed or interested in bringing up others. Margaret Wise Brown, Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Louisa May Alcott, C.S. Lewis and J.M. Barrie, who are among the child-less writers of children's books and have made a literal "career as fetishists of the young with Peter Pan", as Handy puts it correctly.
Naive perhaps, Mobile confesses that he does not fully grasp the charm of Shel Silverstein's "punitive" book The Giving Tower, the story of a little girl who gives everything to an ingrate little guy and then dies as a residual limb. For me, the book's fame is clear: Don't all the kids have the suspicion that we stole their parents' life?
She sympathises with children's writers who are less worshipped in the literature than her serious readers and disappointed by their degradation. He mumbled that he was banished to "kiddiebookland" and mourned his missing gunshot on the shelf of Norman Mailer or Saul Bellow. In fact, childrens textbooks do not get the applause, the Man Booker or the Nobel Prize.
"They' re still keeping their rugged, odd edges," says Mobile about fairytales. However, in children's literature I have learnt everything important about the whole world: Cell phone is hot enough to realize that female authors like Laura Ingall's Wilder (Little House on the Prairie) and Louisa May Alcott may have felt "obliged" to pursue their fictitious heroine into adulthood and into adultery, a destiny that Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn or other book characters other than Harry Potter (whose author was not a random ly woman) were never harmed.
To me this sticking to strictness seems to be a reason for compassion - not disdain, as Handy suggests. For two years I was in a children's bookshop in a big town belonging to a bullying guy who looked like an over-sized baby. Worked from a desktop encircled by stuffy piles of invaluable children's books and originally autographed Senak printings; he was extremely proficient at all these things and terribly uncomfortable for his staff.
Whitewhite "doesn't judge her", notes Telefon, because "Fern's interest in young people is as obvious and unavoidable as the season. "White doesn't want his heroine's growing to atrophy like other children's writers (C. S. Lewis shames Susan Pevensie for having left Narnia behind for lipsticks and stockings when she came of age).
It is the pain of virginity - the kind of pain that has nothing to do with pleasure or craving or any kind of sinister craving, but with deep-seated fear of children. Fern Wilbur I don't want to be left behind, because I have the feeling that she is abandoning me, from our time in the shed amidst groundy odors, two rotten fellows were sitting in the suntan.