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David Almond

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 224
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16 October 2014

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David Almond is one of the most exciting and innovative authors writing for children and young people today. Since the publication of his award-winning first book, Skellig (1998), his novels have pushed the boundaries of...

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David Almond is one of the most exciting and innovative authors writing for children and young people today. Since the publication of his award-winning first book, Skellig (1998), his novels have pushed the boundaries of children's literature and magical realism. This vibrant collection of original essays by leading international children's literature scholars and researchers provides a theoretically-informed overview of Almond's novels and fresh analysis of individual texts. Exploring broad themes such as philosophy, theology and cognitive science, the volume also introduces new concepts such as mystical realism, literary Catholicism and radical landscape.

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Vibrant collection of new essays on an innovative children's author, by a team of established and new scholars in the field
Introduces brand new critical concepts such as 'mystical realism' and 'literary Catholicism'
Contains previously unpublished material from the David Almond archive

Series Editor's Preface
Notes on Contributors
Key to Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: David Almond and Mystical Realism; Rosemary Ross Johnston
1. Living Just Beyond the Wall: Versions of the Savage in David Almond's Novels; Perry Nodelman
2. Ontology, Epistemology, and Values: Philosophy and Cognitive Science in David Almond's Skellig and My Name is Mina; Roberta Seelinger Trites
3. The Possibilities of Becoming: Process-Relational Theology in the Works of David Almond; Karen Coats
4. 'A Sense Sublime': Religious Resonances in the Work of David Almond; Valerie Coghlan
5. Birdmen from the Depths of the Earth: Radical Landscape in the Fiction of David Almond; Nolan Dalrymple
6. 'They thought we had disappeared, and they were wrong': The Depiction of Working Class in Almond's Novels; Carole Dunbar
7. 'Melting and Opening Underfoot': Almond's Heaven Eyes as a Complex Variation; Perry Nodelman
8. The Transcendent in David Almond's Play Wild Girl, Wild Boy; Michael Levy
9. Of Writing: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean: telt by hisself; Rosemary Ross Johnston
Appendix: The David Almond Archive at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books; Hannah Izod
Further Reading
Index.

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Rosemary Ross Johnston is Director of the International Centre for Youth Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and is Director of the International Centre for Youth Futures.

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Rosemary Ross Johnston is Director of the International Centre for Youth Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and is Director of the International Centre for Youth Futures.

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