By Dimitra Fimi
This booklet examines the artistic makes use of of “Celtic” fable in modern myth written for kids or teenagers from the Sixties to the 2000s. Its scope levels from vintage children’s fantasies similar to Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain and Alan Garner’s The Owl Service, to a couple of the newest, award-winning myth authors of the decade, resembling Kate Thompson (The New Policeman) and Catherine Fisher (Darkhenge). The e-book specializes in the methods those myth works have appropriated and tailored Irish and Welsh medieval literature which will spotlight varied perceptions of “Celticity.” The time period “Celtic” itself is interrogated in gentle of modern debates in Celtic reviews, for you to discover a fictional illustration of a countrywide prior that's usually romanticized and political.
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Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy: Idealization, Identity, Ideology (Critical Approaches to Children's Literature) by Dimitra Fimi
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