The Poetics of Childhood

By Roni Natov

© 2003 – Routledge

302 pages

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Hardback: 9780815338826
pub: 2002-11-15
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About the Book

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


'The Poetics of Childhood is a Sterling contribution to the internationally renowned Children and Culture series… Natov's commanding work… demonstrates for me the power of the fine art of close reading in the hands of an experienced reader and writer of literary criticism.' - Children's Literature Association Quartely, Vol.28, No. 3

'This important, provocative book adds to the literature of the continuing war between the purveyors of light and of darkness, and critically centers the conflict in our earliest experiences, where perhaps all must be won or lost.' - Leo Zanderer, The Lion and the Unicorn

About the Series

Children's Literature and Culture

Founded by Jack Zipes in 1994, Children's Literature and Culture is the longest-running series devoted to the study of children’s literature and culture from a national and international perspective. Dedicated to promoting original research in children’s literature and children’s culture, in 2011 the series expanded its focus to include childhood studies, and it seeks to explore the legal, historical, and philosophical conditions of different childhoods. An advocate for scholarship from around the globe, the series recognizes innovation and encourages interdisciplinarity. Children's Literature and Culture offers cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections considering topics such as gender, race, picturebooks, childhood, nation, religion, technology, and many others. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature