I’ve just read a little piece titled “Notes on Waist-High Culture” by John Seelye.* He argues that all great children’s lit is subversive, and uses many of the same examples Lurie does in the famous and influential chapter to which I referred in my last post. His piece predates hers by several years. She has an article, on another matter, that appears in the same volume as his. In the later influential chapter, she does not footnote him.
Did they develop the thoughts together? I don’t know. But this is by way of setting the record straight.
*In Reflections on Literature for Children, ed. F. Butler and R. Rotert.