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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From Hero to Character
In Search of the Protagonist
Collective Character

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

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