© 1992

The Case of Peter Pan or The Impossibility of Children’s Fiction

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Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jacqueline Rose
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jacqueline Rose
    Pages 12-41
  4. Jacqueline Rose
    Pages 42-65
  5. Jacqueline Rose
    Pages 66-86
  6. Jacqueline Rose
    Pages 87-114
  7. Jacqueline Rose
    Pages 115-136
  8. Jacqueline Rose
    Pages 137-144
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 145-181

About this book


What does Peter Pan have to say about our conception of childhood, about how we understand the child's and our own relationship to language, sexuality, and death? What can Peter Pan tell us about the theatrical, literary, and educational institutions of which it is a part? In a new preface written especially for this edition, Rose accounts for some of the new developments since her book's first publication in 1984. She discusses some of Peter Pan's new guises and their implications. From Spielberg's Hook, to the lesbian production of the play at the London Drill Hall in 1991, to debates in the English House of Lords, to a newly claimed status as the icon of a transvestite culture, Peter Pan continues to demonstrate its bizarre renewability as a cultural fetish of our times.


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