The Adventures of Pinocchio - A story for adults

The Adventures of Pinocchio - A story for adults

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: MultiMedia Publishing

ISBN: 9786060336709

Category: Philosophy

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One of the most widely read books in the world, considered a metaphor for the human condition, and suitable for a variety of interpretations, The Adventures of Pinocchio has had a major impact on world culture. The book responds to a prerogative that belongs only to masterpieces: that of being out of time. The book focuses on the psychological investigation of his central character Pinocchio, while trying to discover a humanity lost in the vacuum of technology and science. The myth of Pinocchio is used to condemn the culture of violence and consumerism. Collodi successfully uses metaphorical interactions, bipolarities, and ambiguous miracles. Pinocchio's identity is often played to the limit, imagined by himself and everyone he meets along the way. Pinocchio is the name of life that is simultaneously inorganic, human and animal. The Adventures of Pinocchio explore how experiences gained in heterotopic space give the individual the ability to change panoramic vision, and how these experiences can ultimately show us how we can recover or restore our existence as individual subjects. CONTENTS: Abstract Carlo Collodi The Adventures of Pinocchio Pinocchio The Myth The Psychology The Duality The Heterotopy The Identity Artificial Intelligence The Humanism The Becoming The Demiurge The Education Bibliography DOI: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20541.38887

The Adventures of Pinocchio - A Children's Book for Adults (Adnotated)

The Adventures of Pinocchio - A Children's Book for Adults (Adnotated)

Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: MultiMedia Publishing

ISBN: 9786060336693

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi (1826–1890) Translated into English by Mary Alice Murray (1892) Published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1892 Illustrated by Enrico Mazzanti (1850–1910) Images and text used from Wikisource (Public Domain) A Children's Book for Adults, by Nicolae Sfetcu Translated by Nicolae Sfetcu from "Aventurile lui Pinocchio - O poveste pentru oameni mari" by Nicolae Sfetcu, Telework (10 decembrie 2021), DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.22089.67688, MultiMedia Publishing (ed.), ISBN: 978-606-033-666-2 The Adventures of Pinocchio recounts the adventures of an animated puppet named Pinocchio, who moves independently. He underwent transformations during the novel, and is often described as wearing a pointed hat, a jacket, and a pair of knee-length colored pants (called "caprietti"). Pinocchio's nose is his best-known feature. He grows taller when he tells a lie. The Adventures of Pinocchio focus on the psychological investigation of his central character, as he tries to discover a humanity lost in the vacuum of technology and science. The book can also be approached through the prism of the philosophy of mind, of the essential questions in this field. These questions are about personality and suffering. The common thread of Pinocchio's story is his desire to become a human being. In search of his identity, Pinocchio goes on an initiation journey. The problem of identity leads to the duality of mind / body, to what constitutes one's essence. To what extent do we remain the same when we change our appearance? Hence the story of an awareness of one's inner need. The puppet's desire to become human is one of the different literary manifestations of the animated / inanimate archetype, being loaded with different connotations and substrates of meaning. An archetypal story due to all its mythical, fairytale and religious references. Desire is the driving force that triggers the final metamorphosis, transforming inanimate matter into a living being. The puppet is, in this context, a metaphor for human formation and fulfillment as a citizen. One of the most widely read books in the world, considered a metaphor for the human condition, and suitable for a variety of interpretations, the novel has had a great impact on world culture. The book responds to a prerogative that belongs only to masterpieces: that of being out of time. CONTENTS: The Adventures of Pinocchio - I How it came to pass that Master Cherry the carpenter found a piece of wood that laughed and cried like a child. - II Master Cherry makes a present of the piece of wood to his friend Geppetto, who takes it to make for himself a wonderful puppet, that shall know how to dance, and to fence, and to leap like an acrobat. - III Geppetto having returned home begins at once to make a puppet, to which he gives the name of Pinocchio. The first tricks played by the puppet. - IV The story of Pinocchio and the Talking-cricket, from which we see that naughty boys cannot endure to be corrected by those who know more than they do. - V Pinocchio is hungry and searches for an egg to make himself an omelet; but just at the most interesting moment the omelet flies out of the window. - VI Pinocchio falls asleep with his feet on the brazier, and wakes in the morning to find them burnt off. - VII Geppetto returns home, makes the puppet new feet, and gives him the breakfast that the poor man had brought for himself. - VIII Geppetto makes Pinocchio new feet, and sells his own coat to buy him a Spelling-book. - IX Pinocchio sells his Spelling-book that he may go and see a puppet-show. - X The puppets recognise their brother Pinocchio, and receive him with delight; but at that moment their master Fire-eater makes his appearance and Pinocchio is in danger of coming to a bad end. - XI Fire-eater sneezes and pardons Pinocchio, who then saves the life of his friend Harlequin. - XII The showman Fire-eater makes Pinocchio a present of five gold pieces to take home to his father Geppetto: but Pinocchio instead allows himself to be taken in by the Fox and the Cat, and goes with them. - XIII The inn of The Red Craw-fish. - XIV Pinocchio, because he would not heed the good counsels of the Talking-cricket, falls amongst assassins. - XV The assassins pursue Pinocchio; and having overtaken him hang him to a branch of the Big Oak. - XVI The beautiful Child with blue hair has the puppet taken down: has him put to bed and calls in three doctors to know if he is alive or dead. - XVII Pinocchio eats the sugar, but will not take his medicine: when, however, he sees the grave-diggers, who have arrived to carry him away, he takes it. He then tells a lie, and as a punishment his nose grows longer. - XVIII Pinocchio meets again the Fox and the Cat, and goes with them to bury his money in the Field of miracles. - XIX Pinocchio is robbed of his money, and as a punishment he is sent to prison for four months. - XX Liberated from prison, he starts to return to the Fairy's house; but on the road he meets with a horrible serpent, and afterwards he is caught in a trap. - XXI Pinocchio is taken by a peasant, who obliges him to fill the place of his watch-dog in the poultry-yard. - XXII Pinocchio discovers the robbers, and as a reward for his fidelity is set at liberty. - XXIII Pinocchio mourns the death of the beautiful Child with the blue hair. He then meets with a pigeon who flies with him to the seashore, and there he throws himself into the water to go to the assistance of his father Geppetto. - XXIV Pinocchio arrives at the island of the 'Industrious Bees,' and finds the Fairy again. - XXV Pinocchio promises the Fairy to be good and studious, for he is quite sick of being a puppet and wishes to become an exemplary boy. - XXVI Pinocchio accompanies his schoolfellows to the sea-shore to see the terrible Dog-fish. - XXVII Great fight between Pinocchio and his companions. One of them is wounded, and Pinocchio is arrested by the gendarmes. - XXVIII Pinocchio is in danger of being fried in a frying-pan like a fish. - XXIX He returns to the Fairy's house. She promises him that the following day he shall cease to be a puppet and shall become a boy. Grand breakfast of coffee and milk to celebrate this great event. - XXX Pinocchio, instead of becoming a boy, starts secretly with his friend Candlewick for the 'Land of Boobies.' - XXXI After five months' residence in the land of Cocagne, Pinocchio, to his great astonishment, grows a beautiful pair of donkey's ears, and he becomes a little donkey, tail and all. - XXXII Pinocchio gets donkey's ears; and then he becomes a real little donkey and begins to bray. - XXXIII Pinocchio, having become a genuine little donkey, is taken to be sold, and is bought by the director of a company of buffoons to be taught to dance, and to jump through hoops: but one evening he lames himself, and then he is bought by a man who purposes to make a drum of his skin. - XXXIV Pinocchio having been thrown into the sea is eaten by the fish and becomes a puppet as he was before. Whilst he is swimming away to save his life he is swallowed by the terrible Dog-fish. - XXXV Pinocchio finds in the body of the Dog-fish . . . whom does he find? Read this chapter and you will know. - XXXVI Pinocchio at last ceases to be a puppet and becomes a boy. A Children's Book for Adults - Carlo Collodi - The Adventures of Pinocchio - Pinocchio - The Myth - The Psychology - The Duality - The Heterotopy - The Identity - Artificial Intelligence - The Humanism - The Becoming - The Demiurge - The Education - Bibliography Publishing House - MultiMedia Publishing

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192669612

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. From the moment Joseph the carpenter carves a puppet that can walk and talk, this wildly inventive fantasy takes Pinocchio through countless adventures, in the course of which his nose grows whenever he tells a lie, he is turned into a donkey, and is swallowed by a dogfish, before he gains real happiness. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue. An adult reader will recognize social and political satire, and the invaluable introduction and notes illuminate the cultural traditions on which Collodi drew. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Le Avventure Di Pinocchio

Le Avventure Di Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520246861

Category: Fiction

Page: 498

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Carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy.

Avventure di Pinocchio

Avventure di Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246867

Category: Fiction

Page: 498

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Carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy.

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525507666

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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revelatory new edition of the most widely translated Italian book in the world--soon to be a Netflix animated feature film co-directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro and voiced by Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz, John Turturro, and Tilda Swinton A Penguin Classic Carved from a piece of wood by the old carpenter Geppetto, the puppet Pinocchio comes to life and wants nothing more than to be a real boy. But while this beloved character has achieved literary immortality, he is ultimately misunderstood. He has a penchant for lying, to be sure, but it’s when he avoids going to school that he repeatedly gets into trouble, making The Adventures of Pinocchio an unusually timely novel about the importance of education, in our increasingly authoritarian times, to prevent our strings being pulled. This effervescent new translation captures the antic spirit that makes the mischievous, egotistical, and easily distracted Pinocchio a late nineteenth-century prototype for the likes of Bart Simpson. Featuring copious annotations informed by the translators’ deep knowledge of Italy, it reveals the novel to be not only a subversively entertaining children’s book but also a sophisticated satire reflecting the author’s concern for the social inequality of his time and his belief that duty to others is at the core of our humanity.

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Author: C. Collodi

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783730979945

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

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Pinocchio is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), by the Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamed of becoming a real boy. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons. The story has appeared in many adaptations in other mediums. Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture, and one of the most reimagined characters in the pantheon of children's literature.

An Inkwell of Pen Names

An Inkwell of Pen Names

Author: Stephen Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146284197X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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An Inkwell of Pen Names tells the stories of 100 authors’ pen names in a hundred short chapters. Many other authors who used pen names are discussed incidentally. Features of the compendium include pen names beginning with every letter of the alphabet, authors from twenty-five countries, the recipients of the Nobel Prize for literature who used pseudonyms, and a balanced selection of men and women authors.

The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms

The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms

Author: Gianna Zocco

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110641981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 593

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The fourth volume of the collected papers of the ICLA congress “The Many Languages of Comparative Literature” includes articles that study thematic and formal elements of literary texts. Although the question of prioritizing either the level of content or that of form has often provoked controversies, most contributions here treat them as internally connected. While theoretical considerations inform many of the readings, the main interest of most articles can be described as rhetorical (in the widest sense) – given that the ancient discipline of rhetoric did not only include the study of rhetorical figures and tropes such as metaphor, irony, or satire, but also that of topoi, which were originally viewed as the ‘places’ where certain arguments could be found, but later came to represent the arguments or intellectual themes themselves. Another feature shared by most of the articles is the tendency of ‘undeclared thematology’, which not only reflects the persistence of the charge of positivism, but also shows that most scholars prefer to locate themselves within more specific, often interdisciplinary fields of literary study. In this sense, this volume does not only prove the ongoing relevance of traditional fields such as rhetoric and thematology, but provides contributions to currently flourishing research areas, among them literary multilingualism, literature and emotions, and ecocriticism.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Oxford Companions

ISBN: 9780199689828

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 720

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This Oxford companion provides an authoritative reference source for fairy tales, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and related topics such as film, art, opera and even advertising.

Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney

Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134628131

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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The fairy tale has become one of the dominant cultural forms and genres internationally, thanks in large part to its many manifestations on screen. Yet the history and relevance of the fairy-tale film have largely been neglected. In this follow-up to Jack Zipes’s award-winning book The Enchanted Screen (2011), Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers the first book-length multinational, multidisciplinary exploration of fairy-tale cinema. Bringing together twenty-three of the world’s top fairy-tale scholars to analyze the enormous scope of these films, Zipes and colleagues Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus-Johnston present perspectives on film from every part of the globe, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, to Jan Švankmajer’s Alice, to the transnational adaptations of 1001 Nights and Hans Christian Andersen. Contributors explore filmic traditions in each area not only from their different cultural backgrounds, but from a range of academic fields, including criminal justice studies, education, film studies, folkloristics, gender studies, and literary studies. Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers readers an opportunity to explore the intersections, disparities, historical and national contexts of its subject, and to further appreciate what has become an undeniably global phenomenon.

Comparative Children's Literature

Comparative Children's Literature

Author: Emer O'Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134404858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period – which set out from the idea of a supra-national world republic of childhood – to modern comparative criticism. Drawing on the scholarship and children's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent areas that structure the field, including contact and transfer studies, intertextuality studies, intermediality studies and image studies. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive overview of this exciting new research area. Comparative Children's Literature also links the fields of narratology and translation studies, to develop an original and highly valuable communicative model of translation. Taking in issues of children's 'classics', the canon and world literature for children, Comparative Children's Literature reveals that this branch of literature is not as genuinely international as it is often fondly assumed to be and is essential reading for those interested in the consequences of globalization on children's literature and culture.