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Pinocchio Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body


This Introduction to the edited collection 'Pinocchio Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body' assesses the significance of Pinocchio in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in addition to his status as the creature of a nineteenth century traversed by a cultural enthusiasm for dummies, puppets and marionettes. This collection identifies Pinocchio as a figure characterised by a 'fluid identity', informed with transition, difference, joie de vivre, otherness and metamorphosis, making him a truly modern, indeed postmodern and posthuman, cultural icon.

Pizzi, Katia (2012) Pinocchio Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body. In: Pinocchio Puppets and Modernity. The Mechanical Body. Routledge, New York, pp. 1-15. ISBN 13: 978-0-415-89096-0


Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Culture, Language & Literature
Keywords: Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi, Avventure di Pinocchio, Puppets in literature, mechanization in literature, modern civilization in literature, Literature and technology, history-19th century, history-20th century
Divisions: Institute of Modern Languages Research
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3240
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