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By Maria Nikolajeva

As undergraduate and graduate classes in kid's literature develop into extra tested and diverse, there's an excessive want for a textbook that gives aesthetic instead of academic ways to kid's literature. This paintings fills that void through offering scholars of kid's literature with a understandable and easy-to-use analytical device package, exhibiting via concrete demonstration how every one device may top be used.

The chapters are prepared round popular and simply famous positive aspects of literary texts (e.g. writer, style, character). Theoretical concerns are illustrated through particular texts from the North American kid's literature canon. The ebook explores the actual aesthetics of kid's fiction and the methods severe idea will be utilized to kid's texts, whereas final obtainable to a school readership with no earlier really good wisdom of literary thought. every one bankruptcy incorporates a brief advent to a selected theoretical process (e.g. semiotics, feminist, psychoanalytic), an instance of its program to a literary textual content, a few actions (study questions, analyzing exercises), and proposals for additional explorations.

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