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By Karín Lesnik-Oberstein (eds.)

Children's Literature: New techniques is a advisor for graduate and upper-level undergraduate scholars of kid's literature. it's established via critics interpreting person texts to deliver out wider concerns which are present within the box. contains chronology of key occasions and guides, a selective consultant to extra analyzing and a listing of Web-based resources.

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Pub. 1905). Introduces psychoanalytic ideas about memory and identity which disrupt assumptions about a coherent, knowable, consciousness. Jenks, Chris, Allison James and Alan Prout, Theorizing Childhood (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1998). Sociologists working with ideas of childhood as construction (see also previous works by these authors). Notes 1. See for examples of more extensive accounts of the precarious ‘academic’ status of children’s literature: Peter Hunt, ‘Criticism and Children’s Literature’, in his Criticism, Theory, and Children’s Literature (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991), pp.

I read the charge that Something of Myself is inaccurate as depending upon the notion that it is somehow possible for an autobiography to be written that produces the ‘truth’. Indeed I am arguing that this statement of inaccuracy goes so far as to imply that in the absence of an adequate rendering of the truth from the author, the job of the biographer is to produce that very truth in his stead. S. Tompkins argues that the problem is rather that Something of Myself is inaccurate in the sense that it does not conform to the standard for autobiography of the day: In his autobiographical sketch, Something of Myself, he conformed to the standards of his youth, though the pattern of autobiography and the expectations of readers had changed around him.

Knoepflmacher resort to in order to explain the ‘Taffy’ stories. 50 Lewis notes for instance that ‘all that survives’ [sic] of the Blue Skalallatoot stories ‘is a map and a letter (KJ (March 1968), 6–8). ’51 It is possible of course that these stories never existed in the sense that Lewis means, other than as a construction by the preface, of a type of story different from those that have to be ‘just-so’. In any case, if we are to pursue the idea that the preface is equivalent to an authoritative and indisputable pronouncement about how the text came into being (that is to say, a statement about the truth of the text’s origins guaranteed in some way by the author’s signature), then what are we to make of the following excerpt from the preface to The Jungle Book?

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