Title

Exploring the Tensions Between Narrative Imagination and Official Knowledge Through the Life of Pi

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Teaching towards Democracy with Postmodern and Popular Culture Texts

DOI

10.1007/978-94-6209-875-6_10

ISBN

978-94-6209-875-6

Abstract

In this chapter we borrow the experiences had by the main character of Yann Martel’s 2013 novel, Life of Pi, to show how imagination is a tool we use to help us survive. We explain that in many ways, because of the work involved to make sense out of new and unfamiliar things, children are surviving the hard work of growing up that is childhood.

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