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Author Mendlesohn, Farah.

Title Diana Wynne Jones : children's literature and the fantastic tradition / Farah Mendlesohn.

Publication Info. New York : Routledge, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 240 pages) : illustrations.
Series Children's literature and culture ; volume 36
Children's literature and culture ; 36.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-233) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Critical Fictions of Diana Wynne Jones -- Wilkins' Tooth -- Agency and Jones's Understanding of Adolescence -- Time Games -- Diana Wynne Jones and the Portal-Quest Fantasy -- The Immersive Fantasy -- Making the Mundane Fantastic, or Liminal Fantasy -- A Mad Kind of Reasonableness.
Summary "Diana Wynne Jones has been writing speculative fiction for children for more than thirty years. A clear influence on more recent writers such as J.K. Rowling, her humorous and exciting stories of wizards' academies, dragons, and griffins - many published for children but read by all ages - are also complexly structured and thought provoking critiques of the fantasy tradition. This book is the first sustained study of Jones's work. Here, renowned science fiction critic and historian Farah Mendlesohn provides a comprehensive overview of Jones's oeuvre and examines her important critiques of the fantastic tradition's ideas about childhood and adolescence.
This is essential reading for Jones's many admirers and a long overdue critical companion for students and scholars of children's literature."--Jacket.
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Subject Jones, Diana Wynne -- Criticism and interpretation.
Jones, Diana Wynne.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Mendlesohn, Farah. Diana Wynne Jones 0415970237 (DLC) 2005003668 (OCoLC)57669501
ISBN 9781135461287 (electronic bk.)
1135461287 (electronic bk.)
129986869X (ebk)
9781299868694 (ebk)
9780203957943 (e-book)
0203957946 (e-book)
0415872898 (pbk.)
9780415872898 (pbk.)