Friday, May 20, 2011

New Scholarly Book on Astrid Lindgren

Beyond Pippi Longstocking Intermedial and International Approaches to Astrid Lindgren's Work
Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Astrid Surmatz
Published April 25th 2011 by Routledge – 276 pages
Series: Children's Literature and Culture
Hardback: 978-0-415-88353-5: $125.00

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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