Left Out: The forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910-1949 by Kimberley ReynoldsLeft Out: The forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910-1949 by Kimberley Reynolds

Left Out: The forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910-1949

byKimberley Reynolds

Hardcover | August 27, 2016

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"Left Out presents an alternative and corrective history of writing for children in the first half of the twentieth century. Between 1910 and 1949 a number of British publishers, writers, and illustrators included children's literature in their efforts to make Britain a progressive, egalitarian, and modern society. Some came from privileged backgrounds, others from the poorest parts of the poorest cities in the land; some belonged to the metropolitan intelligentsia or bohemia, others were working-class autodidacts, but all sought to use writing for children and young people to create activists, visionaries, and leaders among the rising generation.Together they produced a significant number of both politically and aesthetically radical publications for children and young people. This 'radical children's literature' was designed to ignite and underpin the work of making a new Britain for a new kind of Briton. While there are many dedicated studies of children's literature and children's' writers working in other periods, the years 1910-1949 have previous received little critical attention. In this study, Kimberley Reynolds shows that the accepted characterization of inter-war children's literature as retreatist, anti-modernist, and apolitical is too sweeping and that the relationship between children's literature and modernism, left-wing politics, and progressive education has been neglected."--Book jacket.
Title:Left Out: The forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910-1949Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0 inPublished:August 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198755597

ISBN - 13:9780198755593

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