National Character in South African English Children's Literature (Children's Literature and Culture) by Elwyn Jenkins
National Character in South African English Children's Literature (Children's Literature and Culture)
Author: Elwyn Jenkins
Title: National Character in South African English Children's Literature (Children's Literature and Culture)
ISBN10: 0415976766
ISBN13: 978-0415976763
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 1, 2006)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1339 kb
Size epub: 1256 kb
Rating: 4.7 ✪
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Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism

This is the first full-length study of South African English youth literature to cover the entire period of its publication, from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Jenkins' book focuses on what made the subsequent literature essentially South African and what aspects of the country and its society authors concentrated on. What gives this book particular strength is its coverage of literature up to the 1960s, which has until now received almost no scholarly attention. Not only is this earlier literature a rewarding subject for study in itself, but it also throws light on subsequent literary developments. Another exceptional feature is that the book follows the author’s previous work in placing children’s literature in the context of adult South African literature and South African cultural history (e.g. cinema). He also makes enlightening comparisons with American, Canadian and Australian children’s literature.