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Diana Wynne Jones : children's literature and the fantastic tradition

Author: Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Children's literature and culture, 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Diana Wynne Jones has been writing speculative fiction for children for more than thirty years. A clear influence on more recent writers such as J.K. Rowling, her humorous and exciting stories of wizards' academies, dragons, and griffins - many published for children but read by all ages - are also complexly structured and thought provoking critiques of the fantasy tradition. This book is the first sustained study
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Diana Wynne Jones; Diana Wynne Jones
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Farah Mendlesohn
ISBN: 0415970237 9780415970235
OCLC Number: 57669501
Description: xxxiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Critical Fictions of Diana Wynne Jones --
Wilkins' Tooth --
Agency and Jones's Understanding of Adolescence --
Time Games --
Diana Wynne Jones and the Portal-Quest Fantasy --
The Immersive Fantasy --
Making the Mundane Fantastic, or Liminal Fantasy --
A Mad Kind of Reasonableness.
Series Title: Children's literature and culture, 36.
Responsibility: Farah Mendlesohn.
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A study of Diana Wynne Jones' work. This book examines her critiques of the fantastic tradition's ideas about childhood and adolescence. It is useful to those studying fantasy and children's  Read more...

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