Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne

Hansel and Gretel is one of the best-known fairytales. Almost everybody knows the basic story but, more than that, this tale is the ur-story for many seemingly unrelated modern ones. For example, whenever a character meets a character in a ‘forest’ (whether the forest is symbolic or not), the audience is put in mind of …

Intertextuality of Into The Forest by Anthony Browne

Into The Forest by Anthony Browne is story book, part ‘toy book’. Young readers learn to look at pictures and search for intertextuality, as each illustration links to a well-known fairytale. This makes the book popular for classroom use, along with the Shrek films and modern stories with fairytales as ur-texts. Anthony Browne writes postmodern picturebooks and …

Genres In Literature: Lecture 06: Postmodern Picturebooks: Anthony Browne

notes from David Beagley, La Trobe University, podcast available on iTunes U. A Walk In The Park is one of Browne’s very earliest picturebooks — his second after Through The Magic Mirror. . 25 years later, Anthony Browne decided to redo this book in a much more postmodern style. The postmodern elements are just starting–they’re mainly …