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Melvin Burgess

Alison Waller

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Palgrave Macmillan
01 October 2013
Series: New Casebooks
Melvin Burgess has made a powerful name for himself in the world of children's and young adult literature, emerging in the 1990s as the author of over twenty critically acclaimed novels.

This collection of original essays by a team of established and new scholars introduces readers to the key debates surrounding Burgess's most challenging work, including controversial young adult novels Junk and Doing It. Covering a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives, the volume also presents exciting new readings of some of his less familiar fiction for children, and features an interview with the author.
By:   Alison Waller
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   297g
ISBN:   9781137262790
ISBN 10:   1137262796
Series:   New Casebooks
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   01 October 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alison Waller is Senior Lecturer in Children's Literature in The National Centre for Research in Children's Literature at the University of Roehampton, UK. She convenes the MA in Children's Literature by distance learning and is the author of 'Constructions of Adolescence in Fantastic realism' (2009).

Reviews for Melvin Burgess

The chapters in this collection comprise a thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis of Melvin Burgess's innovative, yet often controversial, fiction. It's a must-read for any serious scholar, teacher or student of young adult literature. - Janet Alsup, Purdue University, USA


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