By Roderick McGillis
The shut of a century invitations either retrospection and prognostication. As a interval of transition, it additionally brings a feeling of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. those emotions stem from numerous occasions, akin to political turmoil, medical developments, and social switch. As will be anticipated, literature displays such alterations and the emotions they engender. yet might be extra unusually, kid's literature is principally delicate to such concerns, and fiction for kids usually struggles with darkish and ugly matters. This e-book examines fin de siËcle tensions in nineteenth- and 20th-century kid's literature from round the world.
Each bankruptcy is written through knowledgeable contributor, and the quantity levels over a disparate number of themes. those contain poetry, sequence books, pacifist fiction, gender concerns, faith and literature, eco-criticism, minority studies, humor and the Holocaust, delusion and technological know-how fiction, and laptop tradition. In exploring those matters relating to kid's literature, the participants exhibit the moving nature of our values and the realm within which we are living. worldwide in nature, the chapters examine kid's literature from such areas as Germany, Holland, the uk, Australia, and the United States.
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Children's Literature and the Fin de SiËcle (Contributions to the Study of World Literature) by Roderick McGillis