Children's Literature and the Fin de Siecle: by Roderick McGillis

By Roderick McGillis

The shut of a century invitations either retrospection and prognostication. As a interval of transition, it additionally brings a feeling of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. those emotions stem from a number of occasions, corresponding to political turmoil, medical developments, and social switch. As should be anticipated, literature displays such alterations and the sentiments they engender. yet maybe extra unusually, kid's literature is mainly delicate to such concerns, and fiction for kids frequently struggles with darkish and ugly concerns. This e-book examines fin de sicle tensions in nineteenth- and 20th-century kid's literature from round the world.Each bankruptcy is written by means of knowledgeable contributor, and the amount levels over a disparate number of issues. those contain poetry, sequence books, pacifist fiction, gender matters, faith and literature, eco-criticism, minority studies, humor and the Holocaust, fable and technology fiction, and machine tradition. In exploring those matters with regards to kid's literature, the members show the moving nature of our values and the area within which we are living. international in nature, the chapters examine kid's literature from such areas as Germany, Holland, the uk, Australia, and the U.S..

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Querido, 1985. Meijer, Ischa. “Gegroet, ik zit onder de olijf,” Haagse Post, 18 January, 1975. Schmidt, Annie M. G. De lapjeskat. Amsterdam: De Arbeiderspers, 1954. ———. Tot hier toe. Gedichten en liedjes voor toneel, radio en televisie; 1938– 1985. Amsterdam: Em. Querido, 1986. Verwey, Albert. Verzamelde gedichten. Amsterdam: W. Versluys, 1889. CHAPTER 4 Ending Only to Begin Again: The Child Reader and One Hundred Years of Sequel and Series Writing Rose Lovell-Smith A sequel can announce its relationship to an earlier book in many ways.

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Amsterdam: Em. Querido, 1986. Verwey, Albert. Verzamelde gedichten. Amsterdam: W. Versluys, 1889. CHAPTER 4 Ending Only to Begin Again: The Child Reader and One Hundred Years of Sequel and Series Writing Rose Lovell-Smith A sequel can announce its relationship to an earlier book in many ways. In this discussion I regard as a sequel any book, and as a series any set of books, where the story of main characters is continued. Obviously, books more loosely linked are also often called a series, even in cases where the books could be rearranged in almost any order with minimal revision.

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