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 numerous occasions, equivalent to political turmoil, medical developments, and social swap. As may be anticipated, literature displays such alterations and the sentiments they engender. yet possibly extra unusually, kid's literature is principally delicate to such concerns, and fiction for kids frequently struggles with darkish and unsightly concerns. This publication examines fin de siËcle tensions in nineteenth- and 20th-century kid's literature from round the world.
Each bankruptcy is written via a professional contributor, and the amount levels over a disparate number of issues. those contain poetry, sequence books, pacifist fiction, gender matters, faith and literature, eco-criticism, minority stories, humor and the Holocaust, myth and technological know-how fiction, and machine tradition. In exploring those concerns relating to kid's literature, the individuals exhibit the moving nature of our values and the area within which we are living. worldwide 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