The Lost Child in Literature and Culture

Authors: Froud, Mark

  • First study to look at the figure of the lost child across several disciplines, countries and eras
  • Looks at how significant lost children are in culture and relates this to past and present social issues
  • Analyses the lost child as a void in society and language
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This book is an extensive study of the figure of the lost child in English-speaking and European literature and culture. It argues that the lost child figure is of profound importance for our society, a symptom as well as a cause of deep trauma. This trauma, or void, is a fundamental disruption of the structures that define us: self, history, and even language.

This puts the figure of the child in context with previous research that the modern conception of ‘a child’ was formed alongside modern conceptions of memory. The book analyses the representation of the lost child, through fairy tales, historical oppression and in recent novels and films. The book then studies the connection of the lost child figure with the uncanny and its centrality to language. The book considers the lost child figure as an archetype on a metaphysical and philosophical level as well as cultural.

About the authors

Mark Froud is an Independent Scholar. His Doctorate was through University of the West of England, UK and his Masters of Research at Bath Spa University, UK. His publications include essays in two international collections The Tapestry of the Creative Word in Anglophone Literatures and Another life = Une autre vie.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Lost Child in Literature and Culture
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58495-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58495-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58494-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 198
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