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Author Nodelman, Perry.

Title The hidden adult : defining children's literature / Perry Nodelman
Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 390 pages.)
Contents 1. Six texts. Different texts, same genre -- Language : the text and its shadows -- Focalization : who sees and what they know -- Desire confronts knowledge -- Home and away : essential doubleness -- Variation -- Summary -- 2. Exploring assumptions. Reading as an adult -- Making choices : exploring representativeness -- Assumptions about genre -- Genre and field -- Genre and genres -- 3. Children's literature as a genre. Defining children's literature -- No genre -- Different but not distinct -- Literature and children -- For the good of children -- Literature for boys and literature for girls -- Middle-class subjectivity -- Doubleness -- Specific markers -- About children -- The eyes of children -- Simplicity and sublimation -- The hidden adult -- Narrator and narratee -- Showing, not telling -- Happy endings -- Achieving utopia -- Binaries -- Repetition -- Variation -- A comprehensive statement -- 4. The genre in the field. Sameness and difference -- The sameness of children's literature -- Different children's literatures : the effects of personality and history -- Different children's literatures : the effects of nationality -- The genre in the field -- Distinctive texts in the genre -- Conclusion : children's literature as nonadult
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-377) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780801895340 electronic bk
0801895340 electronic bk