The rhetoric of character in children's literature

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Scarecrow Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 332 pages
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Through a variety of critical perspectives, Nikolajeva ponders the art of characterization, uncovering the essential differences between story (what we are told) and discourse (how we are told), and carefully distinguishing between how these are employed in children's fiction and in general fiction.

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Review: The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature

User Review  - Liz Maas - Goodreads

Another fun book. If you are a student doing rhetorical analysis of children's literature, this book is a terrific place to look specifically characters and how they relate to each other and the plot ... Read full review

Review: The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature

User Review  - Josephine Richstad - Goodreads

Yes, it's a comprehensive overview of character in children's literature, but it's also one of the most beautifully clear and readable formal accounts of any narrative category in any body of literature. Read full review

Contents

From Hero to Character
26
In Search of the Protagonist
49
Collective Character
67
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

MARIA NIKOLAJEVA is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Stockholm University where she teaches children's literature.

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