Eterni, fanciulli, alati: neotenia e leggerezza di classici angelici della letteratura per l’infanzia

Marcella Terrusi

Abstract


Children’s literature is rich in carachters that share a common light and winged destiny. Between them classic icons as Peter Pan, The Little Prince, Cosimo Pio-vasco di Rondò, Mary Poppins, Nils Holgersson, Viperetta. Referring to the con-cept of neotenia and the junghian archetype of Puer Aeternus the essay proposes a reflection about symbols and metaphors of childhood and lightness as combined in those classics. The neverending dialectic among Puer and Senex, the perspec-tive of the Lightness as lirical quality are the keywords of this work.

Keywords


children’s literature; neotenia; archetype; Puer Aeternus; senescence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Studi_Formaz-22195



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