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[Ebook] Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism By Alison Waller – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism By Alison Waller ➝ – Serv3.3pub.co.uk Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism examines those fundamental themes which inform our understanding of the teenager themes that emerge in both literary and cultural contexts Models of adole Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism examines in Fantastic Kindle × those fundamental themes which inform our understanding of the teenager themes that emerge in both literary and cultural contexts Models of adolescence do not arise solely from discourses of psychology Constructing Adolescence PDF or sociology and education Rather these models frameworks including developmentalism identity formation social agency and subjectivity in cultural space can also be found represented symbolically in fantastic tropes such as metamorphosis time slip hauntings doppelgangers invisibility magic gifts Adolescence in Fantastic Kindle Ð and witchcraft These are the incredible supernatural and magical elements that invade the everyday and diurnal world of fantastic realismIn this original study Alison Waller proposes a new critical term to categorize a popular and established genre in literature for teenagers young adult fantastic realism Though fantastic realism plays a crucial part in the short history of young adult literature up until now this genre has typically been overlooked or subsumed into the wider class of fantasy Touching on well known authors including Robert Cormier Melvin Burgess Gillian Cross Margaret Mahy KM Peyton and Robert Westall as well as previously unexamined writers Waller explores the themes and ideological perspectives embedded in fantastic realist novels in order to ask whether parallel realities and fantastic identities produce forms of adolescence that are dynamic and subversive One of the first studies to deal with late twentieth century fantastic literature for young adults this book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of adult attitudes toward adolescent identity.


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  1. Candy Wood Candy Wood says:

    Waller defines the YA novel of fantastic realism as one that combines contemporary teen reality with some element of the impossible or supernatural; it differs from magic realism in that the characters never accept the fantastic happenings as natural Many examples help to clarify the definition but they also call the categorizing and labeling into uestion Waller asserts that identifying genre characteristics is useful for seeing trends but when a book like David Almond’s Kit’s Wilderness appears as an example of several different types one wonders if those different types really exist anywhere except in the world of the doctoral thesis The primary sources are novels that British readers might have seen over the past forty years without much attention to possible national trends In fact I was fascinated to see that in The Outsiders Ponyboy talks about “petrol stations” but for another US title American spellings in the uotations are followed by “sic” Whatever the book is valuable for stimulating thought about how adolescence is portrayed in fiction and for demonstrating that serious insights can be conveyed effectively through fantasy


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