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Sur les traces des loups des livres pour enfants

Abstract : The article explores the representation of wolves in a series of works published for children in the latter half of the 19th century. During this time the animal was considered a pest and was on the verge of being eradicated in France. Formally, the representation tends towards a greater naturalism but has difficulty escaping the magical quality of its literary origins in fairy tales. Its meaning generally retains a strong symbolic connotation, whether moral, civil, or political. Finally, the image of this wild animal is no more entirely negative, as a new image of the wolf as a species to protect and conserve comes to confront the traditional one of a scourge to be destroyed by all means.
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Isabelle Guillaume. Sur les traces des loups des livres pour enfants. Nineteenth-Century French Studies, University of Nebraska Press, 2016, 44 (3–4), p. 183-200. ⟨halshs-01986512⟩



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