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"A Small Person Far Away"

♥ Book Title : A Small Person Far Away
♣ Name Author : Judith Kerr
∞ Launching : 2012-06-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780007385508
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0007385501
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Partly autobiographical, this is the third title in Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the past..."Article| Judith Kerr| Statement ..."

"Jewish Women Writers in Britain"

♥ Book Title : Jewish Women Writers in Britain
♣ Name Author : Nadia Valman
∞ Launching : 2014-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780814339145
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 081433914X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Against a background of enormous cultural change during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, writing by British Jewish women grappled with shifting meanings of Jewish identity, the pressure of social norms, and questions of assimilation. Until recently, however, the distinctive experiences and perspectives of Jewish women have been absent from accounts of both British Jewish literature and women’s writing in Britain. Drawing on new research in Jewish studies, postcolonial criticism, trauma theory and cultural geography, contributors in Jewish Women Writers in Britain examine the ways that these women writers interpreted the experience of living between worlds and imaginatively transformed it for a wide general readership. Editor Nadia Valman brings together contributors to consider writers whose Jewish identity was central to their practice as well as those whose relationship to their Jewish heritage was oblique, complicated, or mobile and figured in their work in varied and often unexpected ways. The chapters cover a range of genres including didactic fiction, devotional writing, modernist poetry, autobiographical fiction, the postmodern novel, memoir, and public poetry. Among the writers discussed are Grace Aguilar, Celia and Marion Moss, Katie Magnus, Lily Montagu, Amy Levy, Nina Salaman, Mina Loy, Betty Miller, Eva Figes, Ruth Fainlight, Elaine Feinstein, Anita Brookner, Julia Pascal, Diane Samuels, Jenny Diski, Linda Grant, and Sue Hubbard. Expanding the concerns of Jewish literature beyond existing male-centered narratives of the heroic conflict between family expectations and personal aspirations, women writers also produced fiction and poetry exploring the female body, maternity, sexual politics, and the transmission of memory. While some sought to appropriate traditional Jewish literary forms, others used formal and stylistic experimentation to challenge a religious establishment and social conventions that constrained women’s public freedoms. The extraordinary range of responses to Jewish culture and history in the work of these writers will appeal to literary scholars and readers interested in Jewish women’s history."Article| Nadia Valman| Statement ..."

"Exile and Gender I"

♥ Book Title : Exile and Gender I
♣ Name Author :
∞ Launching : 2016-04-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789004313804
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 900431380X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Exile and Gender I: Literature and the Press focuses on the work of exiled women writers and journalists and on gendered representations in the writing of both male and female exiled writers, examining the concepts of gender and sexuality in exile. The contributions are in English or German. Dieser Band Exile and Gender I: Literature and the Press enthält Beiträge zu den Werken exilierter Schriftstellerinnen und Journalistinnen und zu geschlechtsspezifischen Darstellungen in den Texten von Exilschriftstellern und Exilschriftstellerinnen, sowie zu Gender- und Sexualitätskonzepten. Die Beiträge sind entweder in deutscher oder englischer Sprache."Article| | Statement ..."

"The One I Knew The Best Of All"

♥ Book Title : The One I Knew The Best Of All
♣ Name Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
∞ Launching : 2017-05-18
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783849649012
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3849649016
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☯ Full Synopsis : "To say that Mrs. Burnett's account of 'The One I Knew Best of All' is a fascinating book, is to put the matter very mildly. It is not one little girl alone whose experiences are here recorded, but, as the author justly claims, it is the story of any child with an imagination. Mrs. Burnett's recollections go back to a very early age; she remembers events that happened before she was three years old, and she cannot remember a time when she was not capable of forming decided opinions about things. Mrs. Burnett has written many attractive books—books that have made friends for her all over the world—but she has never written a book more charming than this. The naiveté, candor, and utter unpretentiousness of it are qualities that give it an enduring fascination."Article| Frances Hodgson Burnett| Statement ..."

"Listening to Children"

♥ Book Title : Listening to Children
♣ Name Author : Alison McLeod
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781843105497
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1843105497
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Listening to Children is essential reading for professionals working with children and young people, and will be particularly useful for students in the fields of social care, health and education."--BOOK JACKET."Article| Alison McLeod| Statement ..."

"Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature"

♥ Book Title : Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature
♣ Name Author : Madelyn Travis
∞ Launching : 2013-09-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781136222047
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1136222049
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In a period of ongoing debate about faith, identity, migration and culture, this timely study explores the often politicised nature of constructions of one of Britain’s longest standing minority communities. Representations in children’s literature influenced by the impact of the Enlightenment, the Empire, the Holocaust and 9/11 reveal an ongoing concern with establishing, maintaining or problematising the boundaries between Jews and Gentiles. Chapters on gender, refugees, multiculturalism and historical fiction argue that literature for young people demonstrates that the position of Jews in Britain has been ambivalent, and that this ambivalence has persisted to a surprising degree in view of the dramatic socio-cultural changes that have taken place over two centuries. Wide-ranging in scope and interdisciplinary in approach, Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature discusses over one hundred texts ranging from picture books to young adult fiction and realism to fantasy. Madelyn Travis examines rare eighteenth- and nineteenth-century material plus works by authors including Maria Edgeworth, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling, Richmal Crompton, Lynne Reid Banks, Michael Rosen and others. The study also draws on Travis’s previously unpublished interviews with authors including Adele Geras, Eva Ibbotson, Ann Jungman and Judith Kerr."Article| Madelyn Travis| Statement ..."

"The Child's View of the Third Reich in German Literature"

♥ Book Title : The Child's View of the Third Reich in German Literature
♣ Name Author : Debbie Pinfold
∞ Launching : 2001-08-23
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780191554193
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0191554197
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book examines the ways in which German authors have used the child's perspective to present the Third Reich. It considers how children at this time were brought up and educated to accept unquestioningly National Socialist ideology, and thus questions the possibility of a traditional naive perspective on these events. Authors as diverse as Günter Grass, Siegfried Lenz, and Christa Wolf, together with many less well-known writers, have all used this perspective, and this raises the question as to why it is such a popular means of confronting the enormity of the Third Reich. This study asks whether this perspective is an evasive strategy, a means of gaining new insights into the period, or a means of discovering a new language which had not been tainted by Nazism. This raises and addresses issues central to a post-war aesthetic in German writing."Article| Debbie Pinfold| Statement ..."

"Parents' and Carers' Guide for Able and Talented Children"

♥ Book Title : Parents' and Carers' Guide for Able and Talented Children
♣ Name Author : Barry Teare
∞ Launching : 2004-10-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781855396449
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1855396440
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☯ Full Synopsis : "sound strategies for identifying and supporting highly able children advice on how to develop a meaningful dialogue with school extensive lists of recommended fiction information on where to find additional help, and what activities are available a wealth of practical advice under separate subject headings Able and Talented specialist Barry Teare brings parents and carers right up to date with new developments on the thinking and provision for gifted children. He advises how you can provide able children with the very best opportunities by working in partnership with schools and specialist organizations. There are masses of imaginative activities to challenge and stimulate able and talented children - fans of Barry Teare's resources will not be disappointed! Brilliant for teachers too helps you to see the issues from a parents' viewpoint enables you to advise parents and carers provides extensive advice on subject provision helps you to strengthen home-school partnerships."Article| Barry Teare| Statement ..."

"The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature"

♥ Book Title : The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
♣ Name Author : Daniel Hahn
∞ Launching : 2015-03-26
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780199695140
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0199695148
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books. A fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature, this volume covers every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns"Article| Daniel Hahn| Statement ..."

"German Writers and Politics 1918–39"

♥ Book Title : German Writers and Politics 1918–39
♣ Name Author : Richard Dove, Michael Mallett, Stephen Lamb
∞ Launching : 1992-06-18
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781349118151
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 134911815X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Political changes between 1918 and 1939 had important implications for German writers. The essays in this volume focus on questions such as the writers' relationship to political parties and ideology, their treatment of the legacy of World War I, and their response to the rise of fascism."Article| Richard Dove, Michael Mallett, Stephen Lamb| Statement ..."

"Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature"

♥ Book Title : Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature
♣ Name Author : Adam Piette
∞ Launching : 2012-03-07
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780748653935
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0748653937
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ"Article| Adam Piette| Statement ..."

"Children's Books and Their Creators"

♥ Book Title : Children's Books and Their Creators
♣ Name Author : Anita Silvey
∞ Launching : 1995
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0395653800
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780395653807
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators"Article| Anita Silvey| Statement ..."