Thursday, May 9, 2013

153th Birth Anniversary of James M. Barrie

statue of Peter Pan
Bronze statue of Peter Pan
Kensington Gardens, London
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James M Barrie
James M. Barrie (1860-1937)
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J.M. Barrie is best known as the author of the play, "Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up." There has been a bit of speculation about Barrie, whose personal life was marked by a great deal of tumult. Peter Pan has been described as more than the story of a simple boy who wouldn't grow up, but has also been a metaphor for unresolved childhood issues. Despite the deeper meaning behind this character, the story has delighted countless children ever since its publication. 

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