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Second Star to the Right: Peter Pan in the Popular Imagination

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Over a century after its first stage performance, Peter Pan has become deeply embedded in Western popular culture, as an enduring part of childhood memories, in every part of popular media, and in commercial enterprises.
Since 2003 the characters from this story have had a highly visible presence in nearly every genre of popular culture: two major films, a literary sequel t
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2005)
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Becca
The newest, freshest criticism on Barrie's classic. Problem is, there isn't much being written on Peter Pan in the first place. I can't help but think that if there were hundreds of articles being submitted on Barrie, that a few of these would not have made the cut, or at least would have been substantially cut. Some cool cultural criticism, though. Peter Pan has evolved into a mythology of its own, especially in America. The cultural currency of the Pan legend has changed so many times since Ba ...more
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Jan 18, 2011 flajol rated it really liked it
Background reading for EA300 - not a set text. I didn't have time to read all the essays in the book, but will go back to read them once the course has finished and I have more reading time available.
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Mar 17, 2013 Wmd9800 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some really interesting facts interspersed with a lot of academic mumbo-jumbo. Now I remember why I didn't want to finish AP English....tearing stories apart starts to make them a bit less enjoyable!
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