1st Edition

Children's Literature Comes of Age
Toward a New Aesthetic





ISBN 9781138953130
Published August 30, 2017 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

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

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