Michael, Olga: "Excavating Childhood. Fairy Tales, Monsters, and Abuse Survival in Lynda Barry’s What It Is." In: a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 32.3 (2017), S. 541–566.
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Keywords: "What It Is", Autobiography, Barry. Lynda, Gender, Instructional comic, USA, Violence
Collection: a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
This article investigates the excavation of abused childhood in Lynda Barry’s What It Is. Looking at the centrality of childish play, fairy tales, and the Gorgon in the protagonist’s effort to cope with maternal abuse, it argues that comics complicate the life narrative and allow the feminist reconfiguration of the monstrous mother of Western psychoanalysis and art.
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