The Rhetoric of Character in Children's Literature
Now available in paperback! Until now, there was no theoretical research of character in children's fiction and very few comprehensive theoretical studies of literary characters in general. In her latest intellectual foray, the author of From Mythic to Linear ponders the art of characterization. Through a variety of critical perspectives, she uncovers the essential differences between story ("what we are told") and discourse ("how we are told"), and carefully distinguishes between how these are employed in children's fiction and in general fiction. Yet another masterful work by a leading figure in contemporary criticism.
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Review: Rhetoric of Character in Children's LiteratureUser 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
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Spectacularly readable and accessible, I love this book and it's defined a lot of my attitude towards character theory. Worth hunting out - and hanging on to. Read full review
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