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Four British fantasists : place and culture in the children's fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper

Author: Catherine Butler
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Children's Literature Association and Scarecrow Press, 2006.
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"Four British Fantasists explores the work of four of the most successful and influential of the generation of fantasy writers who rose to prominence in the "second Golden Age" of children's literature in Britain: Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Penelope Lively. Drawing on history, archeology, social geography, anthropology, postcolonial theory, and literary criticism, Charles Butler provides a  Read more...
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Butler, Charles, 1963-
Four British fantasists.
Lanham, Md. : Children's Literature Association and Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607799625
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Butler, Charles, 1963-
Four British fantasists.
Lanham, Md. : Children's Literature Association and Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607799632
Named Person: Penelope Lively; Alan Garner; Diana Wynne Jones; Susan Cooper
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Butler
ISBN: 081085242X 9780810852426
OCLC Number: 62790057
Awards: Winner of 2009 Mythopoeic Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies.
Description: viii, 311 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 1. Contexts and Connections Chapter 3 2. Applied Archeology Chapter 4 3. Longing and Belonging Chapter 5 4. Myth and Magic Chapter 6 5. Conclusion: Writing for Children? Part 7 Bibliography Part 8 Index Part 9 About the Author
Responsibility: Charles Butler.

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