Philip Pullman can’t stand Winnie the Pooh creator AA Milne

NovelistPhilip Pullman has censured the maker of Winnie-the-Pooh for hawking ‘sickly nostalgia’ for childhood.
The creator of the acclaimed dream trilogy, His Dim Materials, said he ‘cannot stand’ AA Milne what’s more, reprimanded what he sees as static childhoods depicted in a few of the most famous works of art in children’s literature.
The 70-year-old said: ‘It continuously struck me as disrespectful on the part of the children’s scholars of the so-called brilliant age, this wiped out wistfulness that you see in AA Milne, E Nesbit [The Railroad Children, 1906] Kenneth Grahame [Wind in the Willows, 1908], that squad’. He added: ‘Milne – I can’t stand the man.’
He too contended that a few children’s writing come up short to depict immaturity as a arrangement for adulthood.
Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine about looking at kid’s shows from Punch magazine from the late 19th what’s more, early 20th century, he said: ‘A parcel of them are pictures of youthful children, some of the time in a state of strip – in the shower or, on the other hand something -saying something teeth-grittingly charming with a affectionate parent or, on the other hand babysitter looking.
‘It’s not paedophilia, not scurrilous bragging over the flickering limbs, be that as it may there is a sense of ‘Let’s go back to the nursery. Let’s take babysitter what’s more, tea what’s more, teddy bears’ what’s more, all that stuff. As it were grown-ups feel like that. Kids need to develop up.’

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