Crossover Fiction: Global and Historical Perspectives by Sandra L. Beckett

By Sandra L. Beckett

In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the worldwide pattern of crossover literature and explains the way it is reworking literary canons, innovations of readership, the prestige of authors, the publishing undefined, and bookselling practices. This learn can have major relevance throughout disciplines, as students in literary experiences, media and cultural reports, visible arts, schooling, psychology, and sociology study the more and more blurred borderlines among adults and teenagers in modern society, significantly in regards to their intake of pop culture.

Show description

Read or Download Crossover Fiction: Global and Historical Perspectives PDF

Best books & reading books


A file through the Committee on a data know-how process, the pc technology and Telecommunications Board, the fee on actual Sciences, arithmetic and functions, and the nationwide study Council, at the process presently utilized by the nationwide Library of Congress, and enhancements that have to ensue in that process.

A Companion to the Literature of German Expressionism (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)

Greater than the other avant-garde circulation, German Expressionism captures the innovative depth of twentieth-century modernity in all its contrasts and conflicts. In non-stop eruptions from 1905 to 1925, Expressionism disappointed reigning practices within the arts: in its so much consultant style of portray and the visible arts, strong figurations and dynamic abstractions supplanted placid realism, and a palette of vividly luminescent shades eclipsed subdued earth tones.

Literature and Fascination

This booklet explores literary fascination. Why perform a little texts catch us greater than others; how do ideas of fascination evolve; what half does literature play during this; and the way can literary fascination be pinpointed and conceptualised? supplying specified case stories that come with texts by way of William Shakespeare, S.

The Routledge Companion to World Literature

Within the age of globalization, the class of "World Literature" is more and more very important to educational instructing and learn. The Routledge spouse to global Literature bargains a accomplished pathway into this burgeoning and renowned box. Separated into 4 key sections, the quantity covers: the heritage of global Literature via major writers and theorists from Goethe to stated, Casanova and Moretti the disciplinary courting of global Literature to components equivalent to philology, translation, globalization and diaspora reports theoretical concerns in international Literature together with gender, politics and ethics a world viewpoint on the politics of global Literature.

Extra resources for Crossover Fiction: Global and Historical Perspectives

Example text

Although Lucy Maud Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, came to be considered a children’s book, it was not originally written or published as such. The L. C. Page Company in Boston issued the first 20 • Crossover Fiction edition, in 1908, in a format clearly intended for a general audience. The sophisticated cover illustration, which portrays a mature young woman in profile, would have little appeal for children. The novel was an immediate international success with a wide and diverse readership, as were the sequels.

The adult-toadolescent crossover may depend more on social and behavioural factors than on literary ones. ”11 While that may be true for more popular genres, like the Adult-to-Child Crossover Fiction • 23 horror novels of Stephen King, it is not generally the case for literary novels. ” After devouring The Lord of the Rings on a long weekend when he was twelve or thirteen, Haddon felt the inexplicable need to move on to adult books and read Albert Camus’s The Outsider. 12 Many crossover authors claim that their own writing is profoundly influenced by the books they read as children, books that, for the most part, were not written specifically for a young audience.

Publisher of the Harry Potter books, published The Little Friend, the long-awaited follow-up to Donna Tartt’s 1992 debut novel and literary sensation The Secret History. The Southern gothic novel is a combination of thriller and Bildungsroman about a very unusual twelve-year-old girl, who is obsessed by death and with solving her brother’s murder, which took place when she was just a baby. ”32 Despite reviews connecting it to the young adult novel, The Little Friend did not capture a large crossover market.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 38 votes