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Alternative title: "Baleiro adolescente" : adolescentes e adolescencia nas novelas de M. J. Hyland
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Teenage Wasteland : Adolescents and Adolescence in M. J. Hyland's Novels
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'This paper studies the presentation of adolescence in the two novels written my M.J. Hyland, How the Light Gets In (2003) and Carry Me Down (2006). After commenting on the trans-national basis of much contemporary fiction, and Hyland's relationship to both an Australian and an Irish literary system, we discuss the concept of 'grace' as a term for defining a certain set of perceived human qualities, and how the rupture between adolescent and adult society can be seen as the apparent result of mutually confused interpretations of such qualities. Both novels are examined through the relationship between the adolescent protagonists and the various social levels on which they are seen in the works.' (p. 275)

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