The Resource Diana Wynne Jones : children's literature and the fantastic tradition, Farah Mendlesohn

Diana Wynne Jones : children's literature and the fantastic tradition, Farah Mendlesohn

Label
Diana Wynne Jones : children's literature and the fantastic tradition
Title
Diana Wynne Jones
Title remainder
children's literature and the fantastic tradition
Statement of responsibility
Farah Mendlesohn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Diana Wynne Jones has been writing speculative fiction for children for more than thirty years. A clear influence on more recent writers such as J. K. Rowling, her humorous and exciting stories of wizards' academies, dragons, and griffins - many published for children but read by all ages - are also complexly structured and thought provoking critiques of the fantasy tradition. This book is the first sustained study of Jones's work. Here, renowned science fiction critic and historian Farah Mendlesohn provides a comprehensive overview of Jones's oeuvre and examines her important critiques of the fantastic tradition's ideas about childhood and adolescence. This is essential reading for Jones's many admirers and a long overdue critical companion for students and scholars of children's literature."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • B
  • 823/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6060.O497
LC item number
Z76 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Children's literature and culture
Series volume
v. 36
Label
Diana Wynne Jones : children's literature and the fantastic tradition, Farah Mendlesohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
Introduction : the critical fictions of Diana Wynne Jones -- Ch. 1. Wilkins' tooth -- Ch. 2. Agency and Jones's understanding of adolescence -- Ch. 3. Time games -- Ch. 4. Diana Wynne Jones and the portal-quest fantasy -- Ch. 5. The immersive fantasy -- Ch. 6. Making the mundane fantastic, or liminal fantasy -- Ch. 7. A mad kind of reasonableness
Control code
000026704122
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780415970235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005003668
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.b21367346
System control number
  • 26704122jj
  • (OCoLC)57669501

Library Locations

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