Humor in Young Adult Literature: A Time to Laughby Walter Hogan
Celebrates the accomplishments of YA authors acclaimed for producing high-quality comedies, who have not yet been treated in a book-length bio-critical study. Simultaneously, it reminds readers that no matter how funny an author of fiction may be, if he shows off his wit in ways that fail to play a natural role in advancing his narrative, he is not writing good fiction. To demonstrate this, humorous passages are presented to illustrate the contribution a sense of humor can make to a work of fiction. The book is arranged topically to facilitate a comparison of distinctive treatments by various authors of adolescent life events, such as sibling rivalry, bullies, and first dates.
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Walter Hogan is an associate professor and librarian at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of The Agony & the Eggplant: Daniel Pinkwater's Heroic Struggles in the Name of YA Literature.
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