By Roderick McGillis
The shut of a century invitations either retrospection and prognostication. As a interval of transition, it additionally brings a feeling of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. those emotions stem from a number of occasions, corresponding to political turmoil, medical developments, and social switch. As should be anticipated, literature displays such alterations and the emotions they engender. yet might be extra strangely, kid's literature is mainly delicate to such issues, and fiction for kids usually struggles with darkish and unsightly matters. This e-book examines fin de siËcle tensions in nineteenth- and 20th-century kid's literature from round the world.
Each bankruptcy is written by way of a professional contributor, and the amount levels over a disparate number of themes. those comprise poetry, sequence books, pacifist fiction, gender concerns, faith and literature, eco-criticism, minority reviews, humor and the Holocaust, delusion and technological know-how fiction, and computing device tradition. In exploring those concerns with regards to kid's literature, the members show the moving nature of our values and the area during which we are living. international in nature, the chapters examine kid's literature from such areas as Germany, Holland, the uk, Australia, and the United States.
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Children's Literature and the Fin de SiËcle (Contributions to the Study of World Literature) by Roderick McGillis