Children's Literature and the Fin de Siècle
International Research Society for Children's Literature. Congress, International Research Society for Children's Literature, Children's Literature Association (U.S.)
Bloomsbury Academic, 2003年11月30日 - 223 頁
The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. These feelings stem from various events, such as political turmoil, scientific advancements, and social change. As might be expected, literature reflects such changes and the feelings they engender. But perhaps more surprisingly, children's literature is especially sensitive to such matters, and fiction for children often struggles with dark and unpleasant issues. This book examines fin de siècle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world.