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Alan Alexander Milne’s Pooh Books: from Literary Origin to Disnification



CP, Number 14


No. 14 (2009)  Editorial


This paper illustrates the cultural and literary scenery in which Alan Alexander Milne wrote the four Pooh books. It was the interwar period, between 1920 and 1940, and the fiction of those years is usually described as escapist: it was supposed to divert the reader’s attention from an international scenario of political and economic unrest. After showing the relationship between the Pooh books and previous models for animal characters in children’s literature, this study considers the texts Winnie-the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner as instances of domestic fantasy. Finally, the paper investigates the process of Disnification, which Winnie-the-Pooh has undergone in recent years after his landing in the Disney Studios.


Alan Alexander Milne, Pooh books, animals in children’s literature, domestic fantasy, Disnification.

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CP200914V00S01A0004 [0002786]

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