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Children's literature

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Children's Literature: Criticism and the Fictional Child is an original and lucid study of the figure of the child' as it is presented in the rapidly expanding field of the criticism of children's literature. The book argues that in fact, this same body of criticism - through often contradictory versions of the child' - revels the realm of childhood' as one constructed by the adult reader. Karin Lesnik-Oberstein demonstrates that both this criticism and the texts it studies are underpinned by the narratives of the liberal arts' educational ideals and their attendant socio-political and personal ideologies. The author places literary discussion into the current wider debates about childhood in psychology and psychotherapy. This lively polemic represents a significant re-thinking of childhood' and approaches to children's literature.
Black boards, no dust jacket. A few small marks on top page edges. Contents clean and bright.

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Author(s):
Karin Lesnik-Oberstein
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First edition 1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198119984
ISBN-13:
9780198119982
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Clarendon

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Children's Literature: Criticism and the Fictional Child is an original and lucid study of the figure of the child' as it is presented in the rapidly expanding field of the criticism of children's literature. The book argues that in fact, this same body of criticism - through often contradictory versions of the child' - revels the realm of childhood' as one constructed by the adult reader. Karin Lesnik-Oberstein demonstrates that both this criticism and the texts it studies are underpinned by the narratives of the liberal arts' educational ideals and their attendant socio-political and personal ideologies. The author places literary discussion into the current wider debates about childhood in psychology and psychotherapy. This lively polemic represents a significant re-thinking of childhood' and approaches to children's literature.
Black boards, no dust jacket. A few small marks on top page edges. Contents clean and bright.

Author(s):
Karin Lesnik-Oberstein
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First edition 1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198119984
ISBN-13:
9780198119982
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Clarendon

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