Clever Gretchen And Other Forgotten Folktales

Author: Alison Lurie
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ISBN: 9780434948994
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A retelling of traditional tales, with heroines who are not only beautiful but good, brave and clever.

Telling Stories Your Way

Author: Bob Barton
Editor: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381192
Size: 16,70 MB
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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, l, p, e, i, t.

Retelling Stories Framing Culture

Author: John Stephens
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113660149X
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What happens to traditional stories when they are retold in another time and cultural context and for a different audience? This first-of-its-kind study discusses Bible stories, classical myths, heroic legends, Arthurian romances, Robin Hood lore, folk tales, 'oriental' tales, and other stories derived from European cultures. One chapter is devoted to various retellings of classics, from Shakespeare to "Wind in the Willows." The authors offer a general theory of what motivates the retelling of stories, and how stories express the aspirations of a society. An important function of stories is to introduce children to a cultural heritage, and to transmit a body of shared allusions and experiences that expresses a society's central values and assumptions. However, the cultural heritage may be modified through a pervasive tendency of retellings to produce socially conservative outcomes because of ethnocentric, androcentric and class-based assumptions in the source stories that persist into retellings. Therefore, some stories, such as classical myths, are particularly resistant to feminist reinterpretations, for example, while other types, such as folktales, are more malleable. In examining such possibilities, the book evaluates the processes of interpretation apparent in retellings. Index included.

The Encyclopedia Of Twentieth Century Fiction

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Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405192445
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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

Four British Fantasists

Author: Charles Butler
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081085242X
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Explores the work of four of the successful of the generation of fantasy writers who rose to prominence in the second Golden Age of children's literature in Britain.

Children S Books Of The Year

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Fantasy Literature For Children And Young Adults

Author: Ruth Nadelman Lynn
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN:
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Offers brief descriptions of more than 3,000 works of fantasy arranged by themes, including ghosts, heroes, magic, time travel, toys, and witchcraft

Children S Book Review 1994

Author: Beverly Baer
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810305984
Size: 17,98 MB
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Provides access to reviews of children's books and periodicals that are indexed by Book Review Index.

Children S Literature Review

Author: Debroah Morad
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787632274
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This illustrated series covers more than 600 writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Typical entries consist of a listing of major works and awards and criticism from significant reviews and commentaries on the author's or artist's works. Each volume includes cumulative author name and nationality indexes as well as a volume-specific title index. A cumulative title index to the entire series is published separately (included in subscription).