Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature (Hardback)
  • The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature (Hardback)

The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature (Hardback)

Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 21/05/2002
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Now available in paperback! Until now, there was no theoretical research of character in children's fiction and very few comprehensive theoretical studies of literary characters in general. In her latest intellectual foray, the author of From Mythic to Linear ponders the art of characterization. Through a variety of critical perspectives, she uncovers the essential differences between story ("what we are told") and discourse ("how we are told"), and carefully distinguishes between how these are employed in children's fiction and in general fiction. Yet another masterful work by a leading figure in contemporary criticism.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810842502
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 223 x 146 x 24 mm

One of the most scholarly treatments of children's literature available, this book makes a significant contribution to both the examination of children's literature and the theoretical study of literary character. It excels brilliantly on both levels. Accessible, free from jargon, and thoroughly usable, the book will be useful both to those used to more traditional discussions of static or flat character and to those more comfortable with the newer language of intersubjective character construction. Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. * CHOICE *
As always, Nikolajeva's familiarity with a wide range of international literary theory and children's literature is apparent...a welcome survey of the literature and a starting place for future studies of aspects of character that have only been touched on here. * Children's Literature *
This study will be of greatest use in academic libraries and public libraries that support courses in children's literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels. * School Library Journal *

You may also be interested in...

The Annotated Alice
Added to basket
A Little History of Literature
Added to basket
Walking with Beatrix Potter
Added to basket
Children's Literature Studies
Added to basket
The Annotated Wizard of Oz
Added to basket
Beatrix Potters Gardening Life
Added to basket
Exploring Children's Literature
Added to basket
The Complete Fairy Tales
Added to basket
The Irresistible Fairy Tale
Added to basket
The Ladybird Story
Added to basket
Understanding Children's Literature
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.