The Author

Dean Abbott is a writer living in the American Midwest with his wife, two daughters, and far too many pets. You can follow him on Twitter.

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‘Mary Poppins’ Is a Subversive Critique of Modernity

Ostensibly a fantastical children’s story, ‘Mary Poppins’ has a...