Beyond Pippi Longstocking: Intermedial and International Approaches to Astrid Lindgren's Work

1st Edition

Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Astrid Surmatz

Routledge
Published September 11, 2014
Reference - 276 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138847262 - CAT# Y175853
Series: Children's Literature and Culture

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Summary

Astrid Lindgren, author of the famed Pippi Longstocking novels, is perhaps one of the most significant children's authors of the last half of the twentieth century. In this collection contributors consider films, music, and picturebooks relating to Lindgren, in addition to the author's reception internationally. Touching on everything from the Astrid Lindgren theme park at Vimmerby, Sweden to the hidden folk songs in Lindgren's works to the use of nostalgia in film adaptations of Lindgren's novels, this collection offers an important international and intermedial portrait of Lindgren research today.

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