Автор: Peter Hunt
Название: International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
Издательство: Routgers University Press
Размер: 2,8 MB
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Ambitious in scope, this compilation of essays encompasses critical theory, history, world production of children's books, and practical aspects of li- brarianship and teaching. Some pieces are informative and thought-provoking; others are pompous, strangely incomplete, and sometimes misleading. More interpretive than other single-volume companions, it offers diverse views on subjects of literary theory. Even essays on book awards, children's magazines, and information books reflect each writer's political and literary bent. Many entries seem curiously out-of-date, with little reference to books or developments since the early 1980s. Though the emphasis is decidedly British, many articles refer to U.S. parallels or influences, and the volume includes several American and Canadian contributors. The analytical perspective and source lists in each entry will appeal to those with an academic interest in children's book publishing around the world.