Chapter 11. Surrealism for children

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This chapter addresses what an avant-garde for children might look like, and what it might do. It is called &#8220;Surrealism for Children: Paradoxes and Possibilities&#8221; because the very notion of an avant-garde for children strikes the author as both paradoxical and not, and as both possible and impossible. In making this claim, the author argues with &#8211; and revises &#8211; his own analysis in The <i>Avant-Garde and American Postmodernity: Small Incisive Shocks</i> (2002), which took for granted that an avant-garde for children was both possible and critically viable. What he once accepted as a certainty, he now thinks of as an intriguing question. The answer resides among the three main (and overlapping) areas around which the paradoxes and possibilities of a Surrealist children&#8217;s literature circulate: knowledge, experience, and audience.


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