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|Named Person:||Diana Wynne Jones|
|Material Type:||Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elizabeth A Crowe
|Description:||69 p. ; 28 cm.|
|Responsibility:||by Elizabeth A. Crowe.|
Jones's unusual childhood has influenced her writing, and a brief biography of Jones's life provides insight into her work--why certain themes have greater interest to her over others. Recurring themes in her books include alienation, empowerment, and identification. Through often convoluted plots, she encourages her readers to think for themselves. From her stories, readers learn to appreciate and accept the complexity and inexplicability of life. While her themes are consistent, her work varies. Some of her work is humorous, some is based on myths, some leans more towards science fiction than fantasy, and some seems more like fantasy than science fiction. Despite this diversity, Jones consistently seeks to learn from her own work by questioning basic assumptions and endeavors to contribute wisdom to her readers through her fiction. Jones uses myth and the heroic ideal to encourage readers to question their motives and recognize the empowerment that comes from self-sacrifice.
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