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Diana Wynne Jones : an exciting and exacting wisdom

Author: Teya Rosenberg
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2002.
Series: Studies in children's literature, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Diana Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exacting Wisdom is a collection of scholarly essays examining the work of British author Diana Wynne Jones, whose prolific contributions to speculative fiction span the past thirty years. A contemporary of such well known fantasy authors as Alan Garner and Susan Cooper, Jones is also a clear influence on more recent writers such as J.K. Rowling. Her humorous and exciting stories,  Read more...
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Diana Wynne Jones.
New York : P. Lang, ©2002
(OCoLC)606856340
Online version:
Diana Wynne Jones.
New York : P. Lang, ©2002
(OCoLC)630593649
Named Person: Diana Wynne Jones; Diana Wynne Jones; Diana Wynne Jones
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teya Rosenberg
ISBN: 082045687X 9780820456874
OCLC Number: 47665357
Description: viii, 187 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Nowhere to go, no one to be : Diana Wynne Jones and the concepts of Englishness and self-image / Karen Sands-O'Connor --
Heterotopia as a reflection of postmodern consciousness in the works of Diana Wynne Jones / Maria Nikolajeva --
Dragons and quantum foam : mythic archetypes and modern physics in selected works by Diana Wynne Jones / Karina Hill --
Diana Wynne Jones and the world-shaping power of language / Deborah Kaplan --
Now here : where now? : magic as metaphor and as reality in the writing of Diana Wynne Jones / Charles Butler --
Good and evil in the works of Diana Wynne Jones and J.K. Rowling / Sarah Fiona Winters --
Importance of being nowhere : narrative dimensions and their interplay in Fire and Hemlock / Martha P. Hixon --
Fire and Hemlock : a text as a spellcoat / Akiko Yamazaki --
Transformation of myth in A Tale of Time City / Sharon M. Scapple --
Living in limbo : The Home Bounders as a metaphor for military childhood / Donna R. White --
Trials and tribulations of two dogsbodies : a Jungian reading of Diana Wynne Jones's Dogsbody / Alice Mills --
Cats and aliens in the unreal city : T.S. Eliot, Diana Wynne Jones, and the urban experience / Marilynn S. Olsen --
Interview with Diana Wynne Jones / Charles Butler.
Series Title: Studies in children's literature, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Teya Rosenberg [and others].

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"Diana Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exacting Wisdom is a collection of scholarly essays examining the work of British author Diana Wynne Jones, whose prolific contributions to speculative fiction span the past thirty years. A contemporary of such well known fantasy authors as Alan Garner and Susan Cooper, Jones is also a clear influence on more recent writers such as J.K. Rowling. Her humorous and exciting stories, many published for children but read by people of all ages, are also complexly structured and thought provoking. These essays - written by academics and independent scholars from Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia - present a wide variety of approaches to and ideas about Jones's work. This book will be of interest to Jones's many admirers and to those who study or appreciate speculative fiction and children's literature."--Jacket.

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