The Wind in the Willows | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Maureen Thum

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of The Wind in the Willows.
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Critical Essay by Maureen Thum

SOURCE: Thum, Maureen. “Exploring ‘The Country of the Mind’: Mental Dimensions of Landscape in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows.Children's Literature Association Quarterly 17, no. 3 (fall 1992): 27-32.

In the following essay, Thum explores the theme of journeys—mental and physical—in The Wind in the Willows.

In a 1913 essay entitled “The Fellow that Goes Alone,” Kenneth Grahame speaks of the “country of the mind,” a place to be found during his long, solitary walks in the countryside (Green 6).1 It is a magical territory where ordinary reality can and often does undergo a transformation or transfiguration. In the essay, Grahame retells the legend of “a certain English saint—Edmund Archbishop and confessor,” who had a...

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