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This book visits the significance of New York City in children s literature, stressing literary, political, and societal influences on writing for young people from the twentieth century to the present day. Contextualized in light of contemporary critical and cultural theory, the chapters examine the varying ways in which children s literature has engaged with New York City as a city space, both in terms of (urban) realism and as "idea," such as the fantasy of the city as a place of opportunity, or other associations. The collection visits not only dominant themes, motifs, and tropes, but also the different narrative methods employed to tell readers about the history, function, physical structure, and conceptualization of New York City, acknowledging the shared or symbiotic relationship between literature and the city: just as literature can give imaginative "reality" to the city, the city has the potential to shape the literary text. This book critically engages with all the major forms and genres of literature for children/young adult that dialogue with New York City, considering such authors as Ruth Sawyer, Emily Cheney Neville, E.L. Konigsburg, Mary Ann Sadleir, J.D. Salinger, Judy Blume, Shaun Tan, Ned Vizzini, and Patti Smith.

About Keith O'Sullivan

Padraic Whyte is Assistant Professor of English and co-director of the Masters Programme in Children's Literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. He is author of Irish Childhoods: Children's Fiction and Irish History (2011). In 2012, he delivered the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Lecture on American Children's Literature at Yale University. Keith O'Sullivan lectures in English at the Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin. He recently co-edited Irish Children's Literature and Culture: New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing (Routledge, 2011). In 2012, he was the recipient of a David Almond Fellowship for Research in Children's Literature at Newcastle University and Seven Stories.

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Author : Keith O'Sullivan
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 01 September 2013
ISBN : 0415823021
EAN : 9780415823029
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 228 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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