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ISBN 10 : 9781846148491
Pages : 300 pages
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Download Tove Jansson PDF by Tuula Karjalainen Full Free and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-11-27 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland. And while millions of children have grown up with Little My, Snufkin, Moomintroll and the many creatures of Moominvalley, the life of Jansson - daughter, friend and companion - is more touching still. This book weaves together the myriad qualities of a painter, author, illustrator, scriptwriter and lyricist from fraught beginnings through fame, war and heartbreak and ultimately to a peaceful end.


Download Poets, Prophets, and Texts in Play PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9780567295316
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Poets, Prophets, and Texts in Play PDF by Ehud Ben Zvi Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-06-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume, a list of esteemed scholars engage with the literary readings of prophetic and poetic texts in the Hebrew Bible that revolve around sensitivity to the complexity of language, the fragility of meaning, and the interplay of texts. These themes are discussed using a variety of hermeneutical strategies. In Part 1, Poets and Poetry, some essays address the nature of poetic language itself, while others play with themes of love, beauty, and nature in specific poetic texts. The essays in Part 2, Prophets and Prophecy, consider prophets and prophecy from a number of interpretive directions, moving from internal literary analysis to the reception of these texts and their imagery in a range of ancient and modern contexts. Those in Part 3, on the other hand, Texts in Play, take more recent works (from Shakespeare to Tove Jansson's Moomin books for children) as their point of departure, developing conversations between texts across the centuries that enrich the readings of both the ancient and modern pieces of literature.


Download Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781000404593
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Comic Art and Feminism in the Baltic Sea Region PDF by Kristy Beers Fägersten Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection explores how the relationship between comic art and feminism has been shaped by global, transnational, and local trends, curating analyses of multinational comic art that encompass themes of gender, sexuality, power, vulnerability, assault, abuse, taboo, and trauma. The chapters illuminate in turn the defining features of the aesthetics, materiality, and thematic content of their source material – often expressed with humorous undertones of self-reflection or social criticism – as well as recurring strategies of visualising and narrating female experiences. Broadening the research perspective of feminist comics to include national comics cultures peripheral to the cultural centers of Anglo-American, Franco-Belgian, and Japanese comics, the anthology explores how the dominant narrative or history of canonical works can be challenged or deconstructed by local histories of comics and feminism and their transnational connections, and how local histories complement or challenge the current understanding of the relationship between feminism and comic art. This is an essential collection for scholars and students in comics studies, women and gender studies, media studies, and literature.


Download Translating for Children PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781135578923
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Translating for Children PDF by Ritta Oittinen Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-06 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translating for Children is not a book on translations of children's literature, but a book on translating for children. It concentrates on human action in translation and focuses on the translator, the translation process, and translating for children, in particular. Translators bring to the translation their cultural heritage, their reading experience, and in the case of children's books, their image of childhood and their own child image. In so doing, they enter into a dialogic relationship that ultimately involves readers, the author, the illustrator, the translator, and the publisher. What makes Translating for Children unique is the special attention it pays to issues like the illustrations of stories, the performance (like reading aloud) of the books in translation, and the problem of adaptation. It demonstrates how translation and its context takes precedence can take over efforts to discover and reproduce the original author's intentions. Rather than the authority of the author, the book concentrates on the intentions of the readers of a book in translation, both the translator and the target-language readers.


Download Beyond Babar PDF

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781461656791
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Beyond Babar PDF by Sandra L. Beckett Full Free and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2006-08-19 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children's novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children's literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that cross languages and cultures.


Download Multilingual Perspectives in Geolinguistics: 2nd Edition PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781329786462
Pages : 466 pages
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Download Multilingual Perspectives in Geolinguistics: 2nd Edition PDF by Hikaru Kitabayashi Full Free and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Multilingual Perspectives in Geolinguistics: 2nd Edition is a publication of the American Society of Geolinguistics, created with the active participation of its Japanese membership. The 2nd edition is a significantly expanded version with new chapters contributed by special request of the editorial staff. The editors-in-chief are Professor Wayne Finke of Baruch College (City University of New York) and Professor Hikaru Kitabayashi of Daito Bunka University. The object was to offer potential readers a more complete introduction to current literature dealing with geolinguistic themes than was the case with the first edition with Geolinguistics being defined as the study of languages and varieties of language in contact and/or conflict. This 2nd edition also contains many small corrections to the original text and it is to be hoped that it will offer a more satisfying experience than was possible with the first edition, which due to its historical interest is being kept in print for the time being.


Download The Idea of North PDF

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Publisher : Reaktion Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781861895639
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Idea of North PDF by Peter Davidson Full Free and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2005-04-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.


Download Special Collections in Children's Literature PDF

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 10 : 0838934544
Pages : 235 pages
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Download Special Collections in Children's Literature PDF by Association for Library Service to Children Committee on National plan Full Free and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 1995-07 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference contains the addresses of US institutions, listed by collection and by subject, which presents children's literature holdings listed in various formats. A directory of international collections describing the holdings of 119 institutions in 40 countries is also included.


Download Boys And Girls Forever PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781446434475
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Boys And Girls Forever PDF by Alison Lurie Full Free and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-01-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are some of the world's most talented writers of children's books essentially children themselves? In this engaging series of essays, Pulitzer prize-winning author Alison Lurie considers this theory, exploring children's classics from many eras and relating them to the authors who wrote them, including Louisa May Alcott, creator of Little Women, and Salman Rushdie and his Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Dr Seuss and J. K. Rowling. In analysing these and many other authors, Alison Lurie shows how these gifted writers have used children's literature to transfigure sorrow, nostalgia and the struggles of their own experience.


Download Animation in Europe PDF

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Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781000629408
Pages : 502 pages
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Download Animation in Europe PDF by Rolf Giesen Full Free and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2022-08-24 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a lot one could say about animation in Europe, but above all, there is no consistent European animation. It is as disparate as the various countries involved. Audiences will certainly recognize American or Japanese animation, but in Europe, it can range from Czech, Polish, and Hungarian to Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and British. Animation in Europe provides a comprehensive review of the history and current situation of animation in over 20 European countries. It features numerous interviews with artists and producers, including rare documents and firsthand accounts that illustrate the rich history of animation in Europe. Additional features include • An extensive chronology with key events in European animation • A Who’s Who of producers, directors, writers, and animators working in Europe • An examination of the origin of European animation and its influence Animation in Europe is the first book devoted entirely to this topic and, therefore, will be of value for animation buffs as well as practitioners and researchers.


Download Wonderful Moominvalley PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781035010189
Pages : 108 pages
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Download Wonderful Moominvalley PDF by Amanda Li Full Free and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2022-10-20 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is." The Moomins have been off on an adventure, and now they're back home in wonderful Moominvalley! Join in as they meet new friends Snork and Stinky, get invaded by electric Hattifatteners, throw a surprise party, and pull off a daring heist. Illustrated throughout with gorgeous full-colour art from the acclaimed animation, Wonderful Moominvalley is the fourth storybook in the Adventures in Moominvalley series, based on episodes from Moominvalley series 3. Bursting with adventure and full of the Moomins’ trademark humour, kindness and tolerance, this beautiful collection of stories captures all the wit and whimsy of Tove Jansson’s original Moomin stories and is sure to be treasured by Moomin fans old and new.


Download Children's Literature Comes of Age PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781317358275
Pages : 255 pages
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Download Children's Literature Comes of Age PDF by Maria Nikolajeva Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in children's literature.


Download Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781610692540
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Download Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] PDF by Anne E. Duggan Ph.D. Full Free and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-02-12 with total page 1590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts


Download The Catacombs Anthology PDF

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Publisher : Hungry Goat Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781942314097
Pages : 388 pages
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Download The Catacombs Anthology PDF by Raven Black Full Free and published by Hungry Goat Press. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A small town forgotten by society has a terrible secret. Another is a beachfront escape engulfed in unspeakable terror as four friends try to survive the night. While a young girl finds herself the sole survivor in a post apocalyptic world another is trapped inside a home with something evil hunting her. This anthology contains our favorite tales of madness and horror from this year’s Catacombs collections and several new stories including Killing Sleep and Songs of Lost Voices. With 13 authors and 23 stories this collection will send a chill up your spine.


Download 500 Walks with Writers, Artists and Musicians PDF

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Publisher : Frances Lincoln
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ISBN 10 : 9780711259775
Pages : 400 pages
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Download 500 Walks with Writers, Artists and Musicians PDF by Katherine Stathers Full Free and published by Frances Lincoln. This book was released on 2021-03-16 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore the diverse cultural and historical legacy of the world's greatest writers, artists and composers on foot. This unique trans-continental culture trip around the world presents a series of inspiring walks, treks, and hikes that vary between easy one-hour strolls, half day trails, and multi-day expeditions for people who love a walking holiday and are looking for a more immersive experience. The book includes walks in easy to reach countryside areas, national parks, the wild, and the great cities of the world. From an urban Street Art Walking Tour of East London to a traverse through the Georgian melting pot city of Tbilisi to a literary-themed Millennium Tour of Stieg Larsson’s Stockholm, Discover the World in 500 Walks with Writers, Artists & Musicians has all the inspiration and information you need to plan your next walking adventure.


Download Astrid Lindgren PDF

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780300235135
Pages : 360 pages
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Download Astrid Lindgren PDF by Jens Andersen Full Free and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-27 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first English†‘language biography of Astrid Lindgren provides a moving and revealing portrait of the beloved Scandinavian literary icon whose adventures of Pippi Longstocking have influenced generations of young readers all over the world. Lindgren’s sometimes turbulent life as an unwed teenage mother, outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children, and celebrated editor and author is chronicled in fascinating detail by Jens Andersen, one of Denmark’s most popular biographers. Based on extensive research and access to primary sources and letters, this highly readable account describes Lindgren’s battles with depression and her personal struggles through war, poverty, motherhood, and fame. Andersen examines the writer’s oeuvre as well to uncover the secrets to the books’ universal appeal and why they have resonated so strongly with young readers for more than seventy years.


Download Insight Guides: Finland PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781780057118
Pages : 588 pages
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Download Insight Guides: Finland PDF by Insight Guides Full Free and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kayak in the serene Lakeland, enjoy a cruise on the Baltic, or take in the splendour of the Northern Lights in Lapland - Insight Guide Finland helps you get the best out of this outdoor paradise. The guide has been fully updated by our expert Scandinavia author for this new edition, which also features Insight's trademark stunning photography and more information on culture and history than any other guide. Whether you're heading for the cool capital, Helsinki, or Lapland in the far north, this book tells you everything you need to know, and also helps you enjoy all the unmissable Finnish experiences, such as relaxing in a traditional sauna and cycling around the gorgeous land archipelago. Full-colour, highly detailed maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the information you need to plan a memorable trip, including our selection of the best and most authentic hotels and restaurants.