Diana Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exacting Wisdom

Diana Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exacting Wisdom

by Teya Rosenberg, Martha P. Hixon, Sharon M. Scapple, Donna R. White
     
 

Diana Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exacting Wisdom is a collection of scholarly essays examining the work of British author Diana Wynne Jones, whose prolific contributions to speculative fiction span the past thirty years. A contemporary of such well known fantastic authors as Alan Garner and Susan Cooper, Jones is also a clear influence on more recent

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Diana Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exacting Wisdom is a collection of scholarly essays examining the work of British author Diana Wynne Jones, whose prolific contributions to speculative fiction span the past thirty years. A contemporary of such well known fantastic authors as Alan Garner and Susan Cooper, Jones is also a clear influence on more recent writers such as J. K. Rowling. Her humorous and exciting stories, many published for children but read by all ages, are also complexly structured and thought provoking. These essays - written by academics and independent scholars from Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia - present a wide variety of approaches to and ideas about Jones’s work. This book will be of interest to Jones’s many admirers and to those who study or appreciate speculative fiction and children’s literature.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Scholars of children's literature from English-speaking countries and a couple of others explore the work of British speculative writer Jones. Among the perspectives are heterotopia as a reflection of postmodern consciousness, dragons and quantum foam, and a Jungian reading of . A March 2001 interview with her concludes the anthology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820456874
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
07/05/2002
Series:
Studies in Children's Literature Series, #1
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: Teya Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of English at Southwest Texas State University, teaches courses in children’s literature and magical realism.
Martha P. Hixon, Assistant Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, teaches various children’s literature courses.
Sharon M. Scapple, Associate Professor of English at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, has published on children’s and adolescent literature and teaches courses in fantasy.
Donna R. White is author of A Century of Welsh Myth in Children’s Literature (1998) and Dancing with Dragons: Ursula K. Le Guin and the Critics (1999).

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