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In The Anguished and the Enchanted, M.H. Bowker offers a lengthy critical essay and richly annotated English translation of a lost Finnish translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. Featuring a substantial Translator’s Preface, M.H. Bowker develops a psychoanalytic lens through which to regard Saint-Exupéry’s classic work, offering a more nuanced and less "fable-esque" text than any translation and interpretation to date. On Bowker’s reading, dark and primitive unconscious forces — including neglect and abuse at home, the hatred of maturation and development, the projection of feelings of worthlessness onto others, the creation of an absurd and futile world, and more — infest the story, not unlike the Baobab trees dreaded by the little prince. Those already familiar with The Little Prince will find in The Anguished and the Enchanted a new way of regarding what has perhaps become a favorite or even a beloved book. Those unfamiliar with the original work will discover a sometimes tragic, sometimes sympathetic, sometimes harrowing account of the lengths to which persons will go in their struggle to find — or to escape from — meaningful places for themselves in the world of adults.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Copyright, Title Page, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. Translator’s Preface
  2. pp. 15-42
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  1. I. The Life of the Pilot
  2. pp. 43-50
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  1. II. Trouble at Home: The Baobabs and the Flower
  2. pp. 51-60
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  1. III. The Solitaires
  2. pp. 61-76
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  1. IV. On Earth
  2. pp. 77-82
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  1. V. The Enchantment of Belonging
  2. pp. 83-90
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  1. VI. The Final Descent
  2. pp. 91-104
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 105-106
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  1. Postface
  2. pp. 107-110
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 111-120
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781953035561
MARC Record
OCLC
1256540540
Pages
120
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-16
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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