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Representing the Holocaust in Children's Literature by Lydia Kokkola

Representing the Holocaust in Children's Literature

Part of the Children's Literature and Culture Series


Representing the Holocaust in Children's Literature by Lydia Kokkola

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Kokkola is committed to ethical criticism. She asks repeatedly how literature affects children's thinking and beliefs about the Holocaust and fascism. This is a welcome approach, which is at its best, in my view...when it urges us to think seriously about the profound impact that literature can have on young readers...Kokkola combines theory and criticism of children's literature with Holocaust studies in productive and knowledgeable ways. --The Lion and the Unicorn Lydia Kokkola's keenly narratological, and she often draws on formalist and structuralist approaches as she explicates texts. Like many before her, she is concerned with narratives that simultaneously reveal and conceal as they deal with horrific events, but the kinds of questions she asks focus specifically on how information can be withheld of divulged...Kokkola's approach also brings new dimensions to previous discussions of children's literature and the Holocaust. --Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History

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Publication date

7th December 2009


Lydia Kokkola

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


220 pages


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