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Secret Spaces of Childhood

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ISBN-10: 0472068458

ISBN-13: 9780472068456

Edition: 2003

Authors: Elizabeth N. Goodenough

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Whether it's real or imaginary, every child has a secret space, and this remarkable book explores them all. For some it's a treehouse or a hidden spot beneath a bush; for others it's a private psychic refuge--a favorite book, or a dollhouse that becomes a stage for a young imagination. As the more than four dozen pieces collected here reveal, such spaces play a key role in a child's development and retain a symbolic power that resonates throughout our adult lives. No reader will put this book down without experiencing a rush of familiar memories and new insights into that bygone world. Poet Diane Ackerman evokes that "parallel universe behind the eyes / which no one shared, or dare…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 9/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction
A Symposium on Secret Spaces
Poetry
The Secret Speaks
Door
Fields of Vision
Mouse History
On Little Boys and Their Guns
A Room in California, 1954
The Children of This Land
Book of Hours
Boy of Sea
Japanese Plums
La Isla de los Monstros
Portfolio
Negotiating Boundaries, Regenerating Ruins: The "Secret Spaces of Childhood" Exhibition
Essays
Peeking through the Curtain: Narratives as the Boundary between Secret and Known
Like a Fable, Not a Pretty Picture: Holocaust Representation in Roberto Benigni and Anita Lobel
Children with a Secret
The Camera of Sally Mann and the Spaces of Childhood
Special Place - What Is That? Significant and Secret Spaces in the Lives of Children in a Johannesburg Squatter Camp
PRIVAT (sic) KEEP OUT: The Diary as Secret Space
Primal Postcards: Madeline as a Secret Space of Ludwig Bemelmans's Childhood
Writing from the Secret Annex: The Case of Anne Frank
Memoir
In the Memory Mines
The Generosity of Arpeggios and Ravens
My Life among the Dolls; or How I Became a Radical Feminist Playwright
Spaces Within: The Portable Interiors of Childhood
Children as Observing Critics and Skeptics
Fiction
Telepathy and Other Imitations
Satan in All His Glory
Blue Dog in the Crazy Truck
Butterfly Meat