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p. 774. Genres and generations – the case of the family storylocked

  • Kimberley Reynolds


‘Genres and generations — the case of the family story’ points out that, though children 's literature is sometimes referred to as a genre, it also contains all the genres and subgenres used to classify writing, from ancient and broadly based terms such as tragedy, comedy, epic, poetry, and drama, to recent and much more specific labels such as chick-lit. Most covers key areas such as the adventure, family, school, and animal story, and probably also fantasy, realism, poetry, historical, and war fiction. While most genres straddle children 's and adults' literature, some are more developed in writing for children, and the effects of writing within genre conventions can also be quite different.

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