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Robin McKinley : Girl Reader, Woman Writer

Book Title

Robin McKinley : Girl Reader, Woman Writer

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Publication Date

11-16-2010

Series Title

Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature

Publisher

Scarecrow Press

Place of Publication

Lanham, MD

Keywords

McKinley, Robin -- Criticism and interpretation

Subject

Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism, McKinley, Robin -- Criticism and interpretation.

Department

English

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Description

In Robin McKinley: Girl Reader, Woman Writer, Evelyn Perry examines McKinley's novels and short stories as grouped into three categories: Those set in Damar, which introduce and develop the rich geographic, social, political, and linguistic history of McKinley's secondary world; the retellings of folk and fairy tales, which reveal not only McKinley's encyclopedic knowledge of source stories but her respectful and highly literate approach to their contemporary adaptation; and her other works, less easily categorized but generally most recent, written for more mature readers, and featuring a diverse set of influences from vampires to homeopathy. Perry also explores the feminist articulation of character and social settings that are dominant themes running through McKinley's works.

ISBN

FBC140

Document Type

Article

Robin McKinley : Girl Reader, Woman Writer

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