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Children's Literature Comes of Age

Toward a New Aesthetic, 1st Edition

By Maria Nikolajeva


240 pages

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Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in children's literature.

Table of Contents

Preface. Children's Literature Coming of Age? By Way of Introduction 1. World Literature for Children 2. Children's Literature - A Canonical Art Form 3. The History of Children's Literature from a Semiotic Perspective 4. From Epic to Polyphony 5. Chronotope in Children's Literature 6. Intertextuality in Children's Literature 7. Metafiction in Children's Literature. Whither Children's Literature? By Way of Conclusion

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

Reissuing works originally published between 1981 and 2000 this set offers an outstanding small collection of scholarship. It includes volumes on Victorian fiction for children, boys’ school stories, heroes in children’s literature, boyhood and children’s literature as art and how criticism developed for the genre.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature