• Children, War, and the Imaginative Space of Fairy Tales

    Author(s):
    Donald Paul Haase (see profile)
    Date:
    2000
    Group(s):
    GS Children’s and Young Adult Literature, GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale
    Subject(s):
    Children's literature, Folklore studies, Holocaust studies, Trauma, War literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Fairy tales, folktales, memoir, Children
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60D6J
    Abstract:
    Explores how children of war and adults reflecting on their violent wartime childhoods have had recourse to the space of fairy tales to interpret their traumatic physical environments and their emotional lives within them. To that end, the article (1) considers the nature of time and space in the classic fairy tale; (2) establishes how the ambiguity of fairy-tale spaces creates an imaginative geography that lends itself to the representation and mapping of wartime experience; and (3) uses examples from autobiographical accounts that show how fairy tales have been used to comprehend and to take emotional control over the war-torn landscape of childhood.
    Notes:
    Copyright 2000 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
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