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The Purloined Child: American Identity and Representations of Childhood in American Literature 1851-2000
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Zofia Kolbuszewska
ISBN:
978-83-7363-588-3
Pages: 274
Format: B5
Year: 2007
Language: English


Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter I:
Haunted Domesticity: Dead Children in the Stories of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Mary Wilkins Freeman and Ellen Glasgow

Chapter II:
The Child, the Mirror(s) and Passing: Aporias of "Optic White" and "Race" as Performance in Kate Chopin's "Desiree's Baby" and Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson

Chapter III:
Purloined Innocence, "Nothing to Whack" and Catacombs: Children, Ghosts and the Chronotope in The Turn of the Screw and "Accursed Inhabitants Of The House Of Bly"

Chapter IV:
Immortalizing the (Shattered) Arcadia of Childhood: American Suburbia and Disrupted Narratives of Domesticity

Chapter V:
Horrific Pregnancies and Monstrous Progeny: Figuring Anxiety about the Unknown

Chapter VI:
The Child and History in Contemporary Horror Literature: Stasis vs. Individuation in Stephen King's The Shining and Ann Rice's Interview with the Vampire

Chapter VII:
Between Remembered Futurity and Anticipated Past: The (Neo)Romantic Child, American National Narrative, Postmodern Apocalypse and Phantom Community

Chapter VIII:
The Little Man Who Isn't There, the Demon Child, and Child Abduction: The Uncanny, the Abject, and the Discourse of Waste in Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison and Toni Cade Bambara

Chapter IX:
Edward Gorey's Horror Alphabet, Beastly Babies and Hapless Children

Conclusion

Works Cited

Index of Names

Subject Index

Streszczenie

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