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Introduction: what is children's literature?

Introduction: what is children's literature?  

Kimberley Reynolds

in Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777431
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560240.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199560240
Outside academia, the term ‘children's literature’ has a largely unproblematic, everyday meaning. From newspapers and other media to schools and in government documents, it is understood to ... More
2. What it is

2. What it is  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199569267
English literature is different things to different people. ‘What it is’ analyses this from a variety of perspectives. To some it is the books that they live with and love, those that ... More
1. Once upon a time

1. Once upon a time  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199569267
What qualities does a story have that allows it to pass the test of continued esteem so well? ‘Once upon a time’ considers the golden rules of good literature. Such works as Winnie-the-Pooh ... More
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

English Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Bate

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199569267
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction considers such diverse topics as the birth of the novel, the brilliance of English comedy, the deep Englishness of landscape ... More

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