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From Mythic To Linear: Time In Children's Literature

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Your children will love From Mythic To Linear: Time In Children's by Maria Nikolajeva. The author is Maria Nikolajeva and it was published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released sometime in 1991. The book is 318 pages long. It's 8.11" Height x 0.91" Length x 5.16" Width. It weighs roughly 0.91 lbs. If you want a copy of this book, check out the market add to shopping cart button on this page.

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Brand:Scarecrow Press
ISBN:0810849526
Author:Maria Nikolajeva

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Now available in paperback! From Mythic to Linear is a broad study, encompassing a quantity of children's novels from different epochs and countries: Scandinavian, British, American, Canadian, Australian, South African, and East European. Includes bibliography and footnotes. The international character contributes a far better info of children's literature from diverse parts of the world— widening the horizons of children's literature research too often confined to one particular particular nation. Nikolajeva identifies a continuum of texts ranging from those that depict non-linear time, typical of archaic, or mythical, thought, to those that express linearity, typical of contemporary mainstream literature. The author argues that literature is a deconstruction, a displacement, of myth, and that it depicts a symbolic coming-of-age process as an alternative to a strictly representational reflection of a concrete"reality. Nikolajeva's exclusive approach allows her to disregard the traditional, and some would argue obsolete, division of children's novels into realism and fantasy."The texts are categorized by the degree to which the coming-of-age process is accomplished; the motion is from an initial condition of primary harmony (Arcadia, Paradise, Utopia) through many stages toward either a productive or a failed passage. With its distinctive approach and broad international scope, From Mythic to Linear will most likely be of interest to all those interested in children's literature and in comparative literature in general. In this radically new strategy to text typology, Maria Nikolajeva examines the depiction of time in literature for youngsters.

  • Pages: 318
  • Languages:
  • English (Unknown)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Published)
  • Dimensions: Height: 8.11" Length: 0.91" Width: 5.16"
  • Product Weight: 0.91 lbs.
  • Package Dim.: Height: 1.2" Length: 8.4" Depth: 5.4"
  • Package Weight: 0.71 lbs.

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