The Indian Subcontinent in Literature for Children and Young Adults

Author: Meena Khorana
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313254893
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Literary Criticism

This bibliography examines literature in English for young people concerning the Indian subcontinent and associated areas, including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It presents the perspectives of authors native to the region as well as non-native authors, and reflects the rich folklore and traditional culture of the subcontinent, its checkered history, and modern challenges. An introductory essay traces the development of children's literature in the region since 1947 and reviews major themes and trends in western children's literature about the subcontinent. The many entries are organized into chapters by country, which are then subdivided by genre. Further access is afforded by indexes of authors, illustrators, titles, and subjects. Annotations provide plot summary, thematic analysis, and literary evaluation and also assess sensitivity to multicultural and international concerns.

Contemporary Spanish American Poets

Author: Jacobo Sefamí
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313278806
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Literary Criticism

This first general bibliography on contemporary Spanish American poets focuses on writers born between 1910 and 1952, including such notable figures of the older generation as Octavio Paz, Jose Lezama Lima, Nicanor Parra, and Gonzalo Rojas and less well known poets active today. Providing both primary and secondary sources, this comprehensive reference work will serve as the point of departure for research on contemporary Spanish American poetry or any of the eighty-six poets included. A bibliography of general works follows and complements the listings for individual poets.

Critical Perspectives on Postcolonial African Children s and Young Adult Literature

Author: Meena Khorana
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313298645
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism

The past few years mark a growing scholarly interest in African children's literature in the United States. Several books on the topic have been published, and the number of articles has also increased. Recent publications have been moving away from general country surveys or studies of publishing conditions to works that analyze literary structures, themes, and illustrations or that apply Marxist, feminist, or postcolonial theories to interpret the literature. The essays in this volume either approach colonial African children's literature from a postcolonial or revisionist perspective, or discuss books published after decolonization.

Caribbean Women Novelists

Author: Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004105222
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

An annotated bibliography of works by and about Caribbean women novelists from 1950 to the present. Entries on 150 writers are organized alphabetically, and comprise a biographical sketch, data on novels with plot synopses, a listing of other known publications, as well as criticism and reviews

British Science Fiction

Author: Nicholas Ruddick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015029255059
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This chronology outlines British science fiction from 1479-1990, highlighting the important biographical and publishing events in the field of science fiction literature and fandom, as well as in other media. The chronology includes biographical information on more than 700 authors, listings of more than 2,000 works, including anthologies, criticism and essays, publishing and fandom milestones, first publications, and awards. The works are fully cross-referenced and indexed, with introductory definitions of the field and descriptive headnotes for five periods: The Descent of Scientific Romance, 1478-1894; The Wellsian Synthesis, 1895-1936; British Science Fiction, 1937-1961; New Wave S(peculative) F(iction), 1962-1978; and The British Fantastic, 1979-1990. This book is an outgrowth of and is complementary to Ruddick's critical work, Ultimate Island. Together the two works define the scope and the nature of British science fiction--an enormous field that is not, until recently, examined separately from American science fiction in spite of considerable differences.

Young Adults and Public Libraries

Author: Mary Anne Nichols
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 0313300038
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covers such topics as the developmental stages of young adults, genre fiction, trends in YA services, materials selection, programming, and outreach services

Guides to Library Collection Development

Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015032597026
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Designed to enhance collection development in school, public, and college libraries, this work annotates 1,671 significant bibliographies that were published between 1985 and late 1993, with some earlier but still useful publications included as well. Entries are divided into three major categories