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David Almond: Memory and Magic - Studies in Young Adult Literature 24 (Hardback)
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David Almond: Memory and Magic - Studies in Young Adult Literature 24 (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 02/06/2006
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David Almond: Memory and Magic discusses how Almond's major themes relate specifically to the development of selfhood in his adolescent characters, and explores the four major themes that are evident in all of his works: magical realism, death, memory, and imagination. A chronology, extensive bibliography, afterword, and index round out this text that serves as a resource for scholars and students of young adult fiction, as well as teachers and librarians who work with young adults, ultimately helping to foster among young people a deeper appreciation for Almond's work as a literary artist.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810855007
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 228 x 176 x 19 mm


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This scholarly offering takes on an author whose complex and multilayered writings stand up effortlessly to Latham's admirably thorough investigation. Weaving his explorations almost as seamlessly as Almond wove the original stories, Latham clearly illustrates the novels' inherent depth and teachability....those hoping to teach an Almond book or further their own studies will welcome this insightful and professional criticism. * VOYA, December 2006 *
The book begins with an introduction to David Almond's life and then provides analyses of Almond's major works... * Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Winter 2006) *
The winner of several prestigious literary awards, David Almond is a contemporary writer of young adult fiction known for his evocative use of magical realism. This resource for scholars, teachers, librarians, and parents considers each of the major themes of his writing within the context of that literary style. Particular attention is paid to Almond's concern with the development of identity. Latham (young adult literature, Florida State U.) also provides some biographical information and a chronology. * Reference and Research Book News, August 2006 *

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