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The Orphan in Fiction and Comics since the 19th Century

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1527515702
Pages : 322 pages
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Download Free The Orphan in Fiction and Comics since the 19th Century PDF by Marion Gymnich Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-07-27 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The orphan has turned out to be an extraordinarily versatile literary figure. By juxtaposing diverse fictional representations of orphans, this volume sheds light on the development of cultural concepts such as childhood, family, the status of parental legacy, individualism, identity and charity. The first chapter argues that the figure of the orphan was suitable for negotiating a remarkable range of cultural anxieties and discourses in novels from the Victorian period. This is followed by a discussion of both the (rare) examples of novels from the first half of the 20th century in which main characters are orphaned at a young age and Anglophone narratives written from the 1980s onward, when the figure of the orphan proliferated once more. The trope of the picaro, the theme of absence and the problem of parental substitutes are among the issues addressed in contemporary orphan narratives. The book also looks at the orphan motif in three popular fantasy series, namely Rowling’s Harry Potter septology, Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. It then traces the development of the orphan motif from the end of the 19th century to the present in a range of different types of comics, including funnies and gag-a-day strips, superhero comics, underground comix, and autobiographical comics.


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Symbolism 2019

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110635534
Pages : 345 pages
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Download Free Symbolism 2019 PDF by Natasha Lushetich Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-11-18 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Special Focus editor: Natasha Lushetich Series editors: Rüdiger Ahrens, Florian Kläger, Klaus Stierstorfer Symbolism is cohesive. It gathers heterogeneity over time, across fields of human endeavor and systems of communication. Non-sequiturs, paradox and tautology, appear dissipative. Yet they are highly productive in reticular and fractal ways. Suffice it to look at the philosophical tautology of Parmenides’s kind, which suggests that being "is"; at the practice of the koan, which collapses dualistic thinking by way of incompatible propositions, such as "the Eastern hill keeps running on the water"; at logical paradoxes in which the operative logic is sabotaged by its own means, as in Hempel’s paradox; at absurdist dramatic texts in which protagonists record empty time in order to mark the emptiness of the time they are recording, as in Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape; or at paradoxical games like Maciunas’s Prepared Table Tennis played with paddles that have huge holes in them. In all of these examples, the existence-apprehending processes occur via unexpected itineraries, in vacant but nevertheless enunciative codes, in seemingly futile, yet calibrating performances, and in a temporality that is the cumulative time’s "other." They catapult the mind into the realm of the extra-linguistic, the para-logical and the meta-experiential, or they transfigure it through a series of reticular iterations. Forty years after Varela et al’s groundbreaking work on the embodied, emotional and environmentally embedded mind – that marked a definitive departure from its former strictly rational conception – there is a need to re-examine the territory that lies beyond mind for a different reason: the proliferation of algorithmic logics that rely on the idea of a rational agent (human or algorithmic) making logical, self-serving decisions. This special issue explores neither-rational-nor-irrational forms of thinking and making. It sketches a cartography of a-rational processes of meaning- and knowledge-production that operate across numerous sites, practices, and disciplines: visual and media art; literature; art history; music; dance; film; intermedia and photography. Part I "Ahistoricity, Assemblages and Interpretative Reversals" focuses on the legacy of the (neo) avant-garde and amodernism. Part II "Destinerrance, Labyrinths and Folds" investigates the ways in which the Derridian delays/detours and the Deleuzian folding function as concrete ways of embodied knowledge-production. Part III, "Immanent Transcendence", offers a glimpse into the reticular and iterative structuring of transcendence that does not pre-exist immanence but is its residue.


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The 1940s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction

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ISBN : 1350143022
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Free The 1940s: A Decade of Modern British Fiction PDF by Philip Tew Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-24 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did social, cultural and political events concerning Britain during the 1940s reshape modern British fiction? During the Second World War and in its aftermath, British literature experienced and recorded drastic and decisive changes to old certainties. Moving from potential invasion and defeat to victory, the creation of the welfare state and a new Cold war threat, the pace of historical change seemed too rapid and monumental for writers to match. Consequently the 1940s were often side-lined in literary accounts as a dividing line between periods and styles. Drawing on more recent scholarship and research, this volume surveys and analyses this period's fascinating diversity, from novels of the Blitz and the Navy to the rise of important new voices with its contributors exploring the work of influential women, Commonwealth, exiled, genre, avant-garde and queer writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the intriguing decade, this book offers substantial chapters on Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, and George Orwell as well as covering such writers as Jocelyn Brooke, Monica Dickens, James Hadley Chase, Patrick Hamilton, Gerald Kersh, Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Renault, Denton Welch and many others.


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Writing and constructing the self in Great Britain in the long eighteenth century

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN : 1526123355
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Free Writing and constructing the self in Great Britain in the long eighteenth century PDF by John Baker Full Book and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the notion of the ‘self’ as it was elaborated and expressed by philosophers, novelists, churchmen, poets and diarists in the Enlightenment. The questions raised by the twelve essays and the introduction, explore the unity, diversity and fragility of a recognisably modern self.


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The World of E. M. Forster – E. M. Forster and the World

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1527571041
Pages : 168 pages
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Download Free The World of E. M. Forster – E. M. Forster and the World PDF by Krzysztof Fordoński Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-11 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Half a century after his demise, and over a century after the publication of his first novel Where Angels Fear to Tread in 1905, E. M. Forster still remains within the scope of interest of readers and critics. His life and his works continue to stir emotions and raise questions concerning humanity, nationality, and world culture(s). However, the opinions vary as to the continuation of the interest in the writer and his works. Some see him and his novels as old-fashioned, while others, like Zadie Smith, find Forster inspiring and the ‘muddled’ protagonists of his books fascinating. Is the interest in this writer to continue, or is it doomed to gradual oblivion? What is there in his life and his stories that can make new generations want to reach out for his works and writings? To understand the place of the writer in the present world, one must look back to the beginnings of Forster’s career, as well as to the times in which he lived, commented on, and created in. This book discusses the presence and legacy of Forster in English literature and social history. Its double title reflects the duality of its content, with the book exploring Forster’s own works as well as the position of Forster and his oeuvre and the values he stood for within British and world culture(s). The book offers, therefore, a variety of new interpretations of a selection of well-known and culturally established works of the writer viewed against the findings of contemporary perspectives. It demonstrates how Forster’s novel, short stories, and non-fictional writings interfuse, affect, and re-shape the literary pieces of other writers.


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Heroes in Contemporary British Culture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000382699
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Free Heroes in Contemporary British Culture PDF by Barbara Korte Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-14 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how British culture is negotiating heroes and heroisms in the twenty-first century. It posits a nexus between the heroic and the state of the nation and explores this idea through British television drama. Drawing on case studies including programmes such as The Last Kingdom, Spooks, Luther and Merlin, the book explores the aesthetic strategies of heroisation in television drama and contextualises the programmes within British public discourses at the time of their production, original broadcasting and first reception. British television drama is a cultural forum in which contemporary Britain’s problems, wishes and cultural values are revealed and debated. By revealing the tensions in contemporary notions of heroes and heroisms, television drama employs the heroic as a lens through which to scrutinise contemporary British society and its responses to crisis and change. Looking back on the development of heroic representations in British television drama over the last twenty years, this book’s analyses show how heroisation in television drama reacts to, and reveals shifts in, British structures of feeling in a time marked by insecurity. The book is ideal for readers interested in British cultural studies, studies of the heroic and popular culture.


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Invaders from the North

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Publisher : Dundurn
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ISBN : 1770702407
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Free Invaders from the North PDF by John Bell Full Book and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2006-11-11 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Short-listed for the 2007 CBA Libris Awards for Book Design of the Year What do Superman, Prince Valiant, Cerebus the Aardvark, and Spawn have in common? Their creators Joe Shuster, Harold Foster, Dave Sim, and Todd McFarlane are Canadians. And while many of the cutting-edge talents of contemporary comix and graphic novels are also from Canada artists such as Chester Brown, Seth, Dave Cooper, and Julie Doucet far too few Canadians realize their country had a remarkable involvement with the "funnies" long before. Invaders from the North profiles past and present comic geniuses, sheds light on unjustly neglected chapters in Canadas pop history, and demonstrates how this nation has vaulted to the forefront of international comic art, successfully challenging the long-established boundaries between high and low culture. Generously illustrated with black-and-white and colour comic covers and panels, Invaders from the North serves up a cheeky, brash cavalcade of flamboyant and outrageous personalities and characters that graphically attest to Canadas verve and invention in the world of visual storytelling.


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The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 131769841X
Pages : 522 pages
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Download Free The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature PDF by Rachel Lee Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature offers a general introduction as well as a range of critical approaches to this important and expanding field. Divided into three sections, the volume: Introduces "keywords" connecting the theories, themes and methodologies distinctive to Asian American Literature Addresses historical periods, geographies and literary identities Looks at different genre, form and interdisciplinarity With 41 essays from scholars in the field this collection is a comprehensive guide to a significant area of literary study for students and teachers of Ethnic American, Asian diasporic and Pacific Islander Literature. Contributors: Christine Bacareza Balance, Victor Bascara, Leslie Bow, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, Tina Chen, Anne Anlin Cheng, Mark Chiang, Patricia P. Chu, Robert Diaz, Pin-chia Feng, Tara Fickle, Donald Goellnicht, Helena Grice, Eric Hayot, Tamara C. Ho, Hsuan L. Hsu, Mark C. Jerng, Laura Hyun Yi Kang, Daniel Y. Kim, Jodi Kim, James Kyung-Jin Lee, Rachel C. Lee, Jinqi Ling, Colleen Lye, Sean Metzger, Susette Min, Susan Y. Najita, Viet Thanh Nguyen, erin Khuê Ninh, Eve Oishi, Josephine Nock-Hee Park, Steven Salaita, Shu-mei Shi, Rajini Srikanth, Brian Kim Stefans, Erin Suzuki, Theresa Tensuan, Cynthia Tolentino, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Eleanor Ty, Traise Yamamoto, Timothy Yu.


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Funny Girls

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1496820770
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Free Funny Girls PDF by Michelle Ann Abate Full Book and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2019-01-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For several generations, comics were regarded as a boy's club--created by, for, and about men and boys. In the twenty-first century, however, comics have seen a rise of female creators, characters, and readers. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, the medium was enjoyed equally by both sexes, and girls were the protagonists of some of the earliest, most successful, and most influential comics. In Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics, Michelle Ann Abate examines the important but long-overlooked cadre of young female protagonists in US comics during the first half of the twentieth century. She treats characters ranging from Little Orphan Annie and Nancy to Little Lulu, Little Audrey of the Harvey Girls, and Li'l Tomboy--a group that collectively forms a tradition of funny girls in American comics. Abate demonstrates the massive popularity these funny girls enjoyed, revealing their unexplored narrative richness, aesthetic complexity, and critical possibility. Much of the humor in these comics arose from questioning gender roles, challenging social manners, and defying the status quo. Further, they embodied powerful points of collection about both the construction and intersection of race, class, gender, and age, as well as popular perceptions about children, representations of girlhood, and changing attitudes regarding youth. Finally, but just as importantly, these strips shed light on another major phenomenon within comics: branding, licensing, and merchandising. Collectively, these comics did far more than provide amusement--they were serious agents for cultural commentary and sociopolitical change.


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Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume 2

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Pages : 319 pages
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Download Free Complete Little Orphan Annie Volume 2 PDF by Harold Gray Full Book and published by Complete Little Orphan Annie. This book was released on 2008 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compilation of Little Annie comic strips published with the New York Daily News, arranged in the correct order and with most of the strips reproduced from the original artwork by the author.


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Illuminated Fantasy

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN : 9780838633052
Pages : 241 pages
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Download Free Illuminated Fantasy PDF by James Whitlark Full Book and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using recent findings in self-psychology, more traditional psychology, especially Jungian, and comparative religions, this study charts the significance of paradox and picture/text discrepancy in British and American illuminated fantasy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is given to how the work of William Blake foreshowed future patterns.


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Pop Icons and Business Legends

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Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
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ISBN : 163047844X
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Free Pop Icons and Business Legends PDF by Hank Moore Full Book and published by Morgan James Publishing. This book was released on 2016-02-23 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique and fresh perspective on how to achieve business success based on the careers of modern history’s greatest pop figures. Stroll through the past and discover the fusion of pop culture and business. From Walt Disney to Bill Gates, from Burt Bacharach to Howard Hughes, from Steven Spielberg to John D. Rockefeller, and from Col. Harland Sanders to Steve Jobs, this is the comprehensive study of pop icons, historical innovations, and business pioneers. In Pop Icons and Business Legends, legendary business advisor and former presidential speech writer Hank Moore embraces the past as a roadmap to the future. This is history, cultural enlightenment, and business innovation, all rolled in one, plus a dynamic panorama of non-profit and humanitarian contributions to society. “How can one person with so much insight into cultural history and nostalgia be such a visionary of business and organizations? Hank Moore is one of the few who understands the connection.” —Dick Clark, TV icon “Hank Moore's Business Tree™ is the most original business model of the last 50 years.” —Peter Drucker, business visionary


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Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1441161554
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Free Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire PDF by Elizabeth Ho Full Book and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-04-26 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores neo-Victorianism in contemporary culture as a response to the impact of Imperial decline in postcolonial literature.


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The Child Savage, 1890–2010

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351893025
Pages : 258 pages
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Download Free The Child Savage, 1890–2010 PDF by Elisabeth Wesseling Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking up the understudied relationship between the cultural history of childhood and media studies, this volume traces twentieth-century migrations of the child-savage analogy from colonial into postcolonial discourse across a wide range of old and new media. Older and newer media such as films, textbooks, children's literature, periodicals, comic strips, children's radio, and toys are deeply implicated in each other through ongoing 'remediation', meaning that they continually mimic, absorb and transform each other's representational formats, stylistic features, and content. Media theory thus confronts the cultural history of childhood with the challenge of re-thinking change in childhood imaginaries as transformation-through-repetition patterns, rather than as rise-shine-decline sequences. This volume takes up this challenge, demonstrating that one historical epoch may well accommodate diverging childhood repertoires, which are recycled again and again as they are played out across a whole gamut of different media formats in the course of time.


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Fantasies of Neglect

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 0813564492
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Free Fantasies of Neglect PDF by Pamela Robertson Wojcik Full Book and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-19 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In our current era of helicopter parenting and stranger danger, an unaccompanied child wandering through the city might commonly be viewed as a victim of abuse and neglect. However, from the early twentieth century to the present day, countless books and films have portrayed the solitary exploration of urban spaces as a source of empowerment and delight for children. Fantasies of Neglect explains how this trope of the self-sufficient, mobile urban child originated and considers why it persists, even as it goes against the grain of social reality. Drawing from a wide range of films, children’s books, adult novels, and sociological texts, Pamela Robertson Wojcik investigates how cities have simultaneously been demonized as dangerous spaces unfit for children and romanticized as wondrous playgrounds that foster a kid’s independence and imagination. Charting the development of free-range urban child characters from Little Orphan Annie to Harriet the Spy to Hugo Cabret, and from Shirley Temple to the Dead End Kids, she considers the ongoing dialogue between these fictional representations and shifting discourses on the freedom and neglect of children. While tracking the general concerns Americans have expressed regarding the abstract figure of the child, the book also examines the varied attitudes toward specific types of urban children—girls and boys, blacks and whites, rich kids and poor ones, loners and neighborhood gangs. Through this diverse selection of sources, Fantasies of Neglect presents a nuanced chronicle of how notions of American urbanism and American childhood have grown up together.


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Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313397511
Pages : 1921 pages
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Download Free Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] PDF by M. Keith Booker Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 1921 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics


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Exploring Children's Literature

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Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 1526451263
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Free Exploring Children's Literature PDF by Nikki Gamble Full Book and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2019-06-10 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the rich and varied world of children's literature and how it can be used in teaching to promote reading for pleasure and create lifelong readers.