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The Pooh Perplex: A Freshman Casebook

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In this devastatingly funny classic, Frederick Crews skewers the ego-inflated pretensions of the schools and practitioners of literary criticism popular in the 1960s, including Freudians, Aristotelians, and New Critics. Modeled on the "casebooks" often used in freshman English classes at the time, The Pooh Perplex contains twelve essays written in different critical voices, complete with ridiculous footnotes, tongue-in-cheek "questions and study projects," and hilarious biographical notes on the contributors. This edition contains a new preface by the author that compares literary theory then and now and identifies some of the real-life critics who were spoofed in certain chapters.

Synopsis:

In this devastatingly funny classic, Frederick Crews skewers the ego-inflated pretensions of the schools and practitioners of literary criticism popular in the 1960s, including Freudians, Aristotelians, and New Critics. Modeled on the "casebooks" often used in freshman English classes at the time, The Pooh Perplex contains twelve essays written in different critical voices, complete with ridiculous footnotes, tongue-in-cheek "questions and study projects," and hilarious biographical notes on the contributors. This edition contains a new preface by the author that compares literary theory then and now and identifies some of the real-life critics who were spoofed in certain chapters.

About the Author

Frederick Crews is a professor emeritus of English at the University of California at Berkeley. His many books include The Critics Bear It Away: American Fiction and the Academy, The Random House Handbook (currently in its sixth edition), and Postmodern Pooh.

Table of Contents

Note to the 2003 Edition

Preface

Paradoxical Persona: The Hierarchy of Heroism in Winnie-the-Pooh

Harvey C. Window

A Bourgeois Writer's Proletarian Fables

Martin Tempralis

The Theory and Practice of Bardic Verse: Notations of the Hums of Pooh

P.R. Honeycomb

Poisoned Paradise: The Underside of Pooh

Myron Masterson

O Felix Culpa! The Sacramental Meaning of Winnie-the-Pooh

C.J. L. Culpepper, D. Litt., Oxon.

Winnie and the Cultural Stream

Murphy A. Sweat

A la recherche du Pooh perdu

Woodbine Meadowlark

A Complete Analysis of Winnie-the-Pooh

Duns C. Penwiper

Another Book to Cross Off Your List

Simon Lacerous

The Style of Pooh: Sources, Analogues, and Influences

Benjamin Thumb

A.A. Milne's Honey-Balloon-Pit-Gun-Tail-Bathtubcomplex

Karl Anschauung, M.D.

Prolegomena to Any Future Study of Winnie-the-Pooh

Smedley Force

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226120584
Author:
Crews, Frederick C.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Crews, Frederick
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Children's stories, English
Subject:
Teddy bears in literature.
Subject:
Winnie-the-Pooh
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Children -- Books and reading.
Subject:
Criticism -- Humor.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
107-200
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 line drawings
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.4 in

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In this devastatingly funny classic, Frederick Crews skewers the ego-inflated pretensions of the schools and practitioners of literary criticism popular in the 1960s, including Freudians, Aristotelians, and New Critics. Modeled on the "casebooks" often used in freshman English classes at the time, The Pooh Perplex contains twelve essays written in different critical voices, complete with ridiculous footnotes, tongue-in-cheek "questions and study projects," and hilarious biographical notes on the contributors. This edition contains a new preface by the author that compares literary theory then and now and identifies some of the real-life critics who were spoofed in certain chapters.

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