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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Playing with Picturebooks : Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque
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"Postmodernism has played a significant part in the development of playful and experimental picturebooks for children over the past 50 years. Playing with Picturebooks offers fresh insights into the continuing influence of postmodernism on picturebooks for children, covering a wide range of international picturebooks predominantly from the 1980s to the present. It represents a significant contribution to current debates centred on the decline of the effects of postmodernism on fiction and detects a shift from the postmodern to the postmodernesque. Playing with Picturebooks draws on a wide range of critical perspectives in examining postmodern approaches to narrative and illustration. Chapters discuss how metafictive devices enable different modes of representation, offer different perspectives to authorised version of history, and promote difference and ex-centricity over unity. Playing with Picturebooks is essential reading, not only for academics in the field of children's literature, but also for researchers, teachers and students." (Back cover)

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    • Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Palgrave Macmillan ,
      2012 .
      Extent: 201p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780230319493
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