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Robert Cormier is widely recognized as one of the leading authors of young adult fiction. This collection of brand new essays demonstrates a variety of critical approaches to Cormier's work, including his best-known novels and lesser-studied texts. It offers an accessible examination of the author's considerable impact on children's literature.

About the Author

ADRIENNE E. GAVIN is a professor of English Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She is the co-editor of Mystery in Children's Literature (2001) and Childhood in Edwardian Fiction (2009), both of which are published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Table of Contents

Introduction; A.Gavin Robert Cormier as Name Giver; A.Nilsen and D.L.F.Nilsen "Do I dare disturb the universe?": Concepts of Courage and Cowardice in Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War, After the First Death, and Heroes; T.WalkerSins of the Father: Filial Ferment in Robert Cormier's Young Adult Fiction; A.E.Gavin Fade to Black: Adolescent Invisibility in the Works of Robert Cormier; K.HuenemannCormier: Facing the Truth; S.ClancyInducing Despair?: A Study of Robert Cormier's Young Adult Fiction; C.Walsh"Fascinated by evil": Robert Cormier as a Catholic Novelist; P.Pinsent Queer Perceptions of Nazis in Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War; H.Blackford The Terrorist Within: Zizekian Psycho-Politics and After the First Death; E.Parsons"Nobody out of context": Representations of Child Corruption in Robert Cormier's Crime Novels; S.CiociaInteractive Texts and Active Readers: Robert Cormier's "Adolescent" Poetics Through Critical Theory; D.Politis Annotated Bibliography Index

Product Details

Gavin, Adrienne E., Professor
Palgrave MacMillan
Gavin, Adrienne E.
Literary Criticism & Collections
Children's Literature
American - General
Literary Criticism : General
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Trade paper
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8.5 x 5.43 in

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