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- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00
In an ?other world? composed of language?it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest?a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami?s characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts?people without names or pasts,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This study examines the children?s books of three extraordinary British writers?J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett?and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00
Taking Sigmund Freud's theories as a point of departure, Jean-Michel Rabaté's book explores the intriguing ties between psychoanalysis and literature. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
Focusing on the attempted and successful banning of young adult fiction from media centers and classrooms, this book treats the legal and experiential history of censorship in libraries and public schools. It also looks closely at young adult novels from the early 1970s until today that have been the subject of book challenges. The authors discussed... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Jessica DeSpain examines reprints by Charles Dickens, Susan Warner, Fanny Kemble and Walt Whitman to theorize the ongoing transatlantic transformation of texts that took place before adoption of the Chace Act of 1891. As authors, readers, and publishers struggled with the unpredictability of the textual body, the physical book and the physical body... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Arguing that the location of idealised maternity for women is in the act of writing educational discourse rather than in the physical performance of the maternal role, Davies plots the formation of a written paradigm of maternal education that associates maternity with educational authority. She examines a wide range of genres by authors that include... more...