ERIC Number: EJ612855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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"Pippi Longstocking" and the Subversive Affirmation of Comedy.
Russell, David L.
Children's Literature in Education, v31 n3 p167-77 Sep 2000
Examines the character of Pippi Longstocking, created in the 1940s by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Argues that Pippi is a kind of clown-magician, courageous, exuberant, and unflappable. Shows how, by living life on her own terms, Pippi's comedy both subverts the trappings of adult society and affirms the possibility of a better world. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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