Struwwelpeter Humor or Horror?

Struwwelpeter Humor or Horror? : 160 Years Later

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Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror? is a critical analysis of the now infamous Struwwelpeter stories. Looking beyond the history of child rearing practices and children's literature, Barbara Smith Chalou considers the socio-historic context in which the book was written and makes comparisons to contemporary children's fare that is similarly violent, but intended to be humorous.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 12.7mm | 294.84g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739116630
  • 9780739116630

About Barbara Smith Chalou

Barbara Smith Chalou is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.show more

Review quote

Dr. Chalou's book is an insightful and refreshing synthesis of the literature on the ever fascinating, though violent, 19th century children's cautionary tale, Struwwelpeter. Her in-depth analysis combined with comparisons to contemporary children's fare make for entertaining as well as scholarly reading... -- Masha K. Rudman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Dr. Chalou's book is an insightful and refreshing synthesis of the literature on the ever fascinating, though violent, 19th century children's cautionary tale, Struwwelpeter. Her in-depth analysis combined with comparisons to contemporary children's fare make for entertaining as well as scholarly reading. -- Masha K. Rudman, University of Massachusetts, Amherstshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Childhood and Children's Literature Chapter 3 Violence as Entertainment Chapter 4 The Struwwelpeter Stories Chapter 5 Parodies, Spin-Offs, and Other Nineteenth Century Children's Stories Chapter 6 Contemporary Children's Literature and the Absence of Didacticism Chapter 7 Appendicesshow more