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Author Pullinger, Debbie, author

Title From tongue to text : a new reading of children's poetry / Debbie Pullinger
Published London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 261 pages.)
Series Bloomsbury perspectives on children's literature
Bloomsbury perspectives on children's literature.
Contents Introduction. Children's poetry: the problem child -- Mind and body -- 1. Tact -- The hidden child -- Not narrative -- In our right minds? -- The infancy of language -- The language of infancy -- The crossing -- The container -- Tactful language -- 2. Tongue -- Ear and voice -- Orality and vocality -- And another thing -- Making lists -- Again and again -- Here and now -- All join in! -- Live and in performance -- 3. Text -- Hand and eye -- From performance to page -- From A to Z -- The poetics of the page -- The distances of text -- The child and the text Conclusion: Orality and textuality -- Criticism and children's poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Children's poetry -- History and criticism.
Poetry and children.
Children -- Books and reading.
Orality in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781474222341 (electronic bk.)
147422234X (electronic bk.)