Those distinctive essays powerfully outline the myriad ways that the Romantic picture of the kid, so compellingly portrayed through Wordsworth and Blake, maintains to hang-out us, shaping modern visions of adolescence from Calvin and Hobbes to postmodernist poetry and fiction to sociological discussions of child-labor, child-abuse and the feminization of poverty. Literature and the kid, ably edited by way of James Holt McGavran, will be learn through an individual drawn to the background of the cultural building of childhood.--Anne okay. Mellor
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