Robin McKinley : Girl Reader, Woman Writer
Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature
Place of Publication
McKinley, Robin -- Criticism and interpretation
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism, McKinley, Robin -- Criticism and interpretation.
English Language and Literature
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.
Perry, Evelyn M., "Robin McKinley : Girl Reader, Woman Writer" (2010). FSU Bookshelf. 47.