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

Author: Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Children's literature and culture, 36.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farah Mendlesohn
ISBN: 0415970237 9780415970235
OCLC Number: 68390302
Description: xxxiii, 240 s..
Contents: Series Editor's Foreward Acknowledgments Introduction: The Critical Fictions of Diana Wynne Jones Chapter One. Wilkins' Tooth Chapter Two: Agency and Jones's Understanding of Adolescence Chapter Three: Time Games. Chapter Four: Diana Wynne Jones and the Portal-quest Fantasy Chapter Five: The Immersive Fantasy Chapter Six: Making the Mundane Fantastic: Liminality, Estrangement, Irony and Equipoise Chapter Seven: A Mad Kind of Reasonableness Epilogue Notes Bibliographies
Series Title: Children's literature and culture, 36.
Responsibility: Farah Mendlesohn.
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"A very perceptive study."-London Evening Standard, March 2005 "Farah Mendlesohn, "Diana Wynne Jones: Children's Literature and the Fantastic Tradition.This much needed book will be an invaluable Read more...

 
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