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Topologies of the classical world in children's fiction : palimpsests, maps, and fractals

Author: Claudia Nelson; Anne Morey
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Beginning with Rudyard Kipling and Edith Nesbit and concluding with best-selling series still ongoing at the time of writing, this volume examines works of twentieth- and twenty-first-century children's literature that incorporate character types, settings, and narratives derived from the Greco-Roman past. Drawing on a cognitive poetics approach to reception studies, it argues that authors typically employ a limited  Read more...
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NELSON, CLAUDIA. MOREY, ANNE.
TOPOLOGIES OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD IN CHILDREN'S FICTION.
[Place of publication not identified] : OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2019
(OCoLC)1097678324
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Nelson; Anne Morey
ISBN: 9780191881268 0191881260 9780192584892 0192584898
OCLC Number: 1128180729
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
HISTORY IS A PALIMPSEST 1: the layers of ancient Rome in Puck of Pook's Hill and its successors --
HISTORY IS A PALIMPSEST 2: time zones, scars, and family in (mostly) realistic works --
HISTORY IS A MAP 1: navigating the underworld --
HISTORY IS A MAP 2: carnivals, grotesquerie, and the antic(que) map text --
HISTORY IS FRACTAL: patterns of conflict in contemporary young adult fantasies --
Conclusion --
Works cited --
Index.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Claudia Nelson and Anne Morey.

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