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Angels and wild things : the archetypal poetics of Maurice Sendak, John Cech

Label
Angels and wild things : the archetypal poetics of Maurice Sendak
Title
Angels and wild things
Title remainder
the archetypal poetics of Maurice Sendak
Statement of responsibility
John Cech
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Angels and Wild Things examines the unique contribution of Maurice Sendak to the literature of childhood. It is the first comprehensive reading of Sendak's key works that considers the symbolic child who has appeared and developed in Sendak's books and remains at the center of his vision. By fusing biographical, historical, cultural, and literary materials with the insights of depth psychology and archetypal theory, this study traces the evolution of Sendak's work - from its first, bold steps in the 1950s, to its liberating breakthroughs of the 1960s and early 1970s, to the rich complexity of his most recent books. Although touching on many of the works that Sendak has been involved with, John Cech concentrates on those books that Sendak has both written and illustrated - in essence, those works over which he has had complete artistic control. It is in these books that we can see most clearly the poesis of Sendak's art, the alchemy of his creative process that has woven together the remembrances of his own things past, the spirit of his times, the history of children's literature, and Sendak's animating concern with the archetypal figure of the child - a symbol of creative potential, emotional vitality, and spiritual renewal. Angels and Wild Things documents the major role that Sendak has played in helping to develop a literature of fantasy for young children, one that could explore the "inside," the emotional, imaginative terrain of a child's experience
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cech, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E6
LC item number
Z64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sendak, Maurice
  • Children
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Children's stories, American
  • Children's stories, American
  • Archetype (Psychology) in literature
Label
Angels and wild things : the archetypal poetics of Maurice Sendak, John Cech
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback edition includes new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
826997393
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xxvii, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780271060644
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826997393
Label
Angels and wild things : the archetypal poetics of Maurice Sendak, John Cech
Publication
Note
Paperback edition includes new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
826997393
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xxvii, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780271060644
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)826997393

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