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Reading the Child in Children's Literature : An Heretical Approach, Hardback Book

Reading the Child in Children's Literature : An Heretical Approach Hardback


An essential text that provides students with a dynamic, sophisticated and controversial look at the critical representation of the child in children's literature, arguing for a more open and eclectic approach: one that celebrates the diverse power, appeal and possibilities of children's literature.

Drawing on psychoanalytically informed perspectives, David Rudd shows students how theory can be both exciting and liberating. This is a thought-provoking supplementary text for modules on Children's Literature or Literary Theory which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate Literature degree.

In addition it is a stimulating resource for advanced students who may be studying children's literature or literary theory as part of a taught postgraduate degree in Literature.


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