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Titel: United States Authors Series: Betsy Byars
Verlag: Twayne Publishers, US
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
080574536X Little edgeworn else near fine in near fine dust jacket. First edition * Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WARE74KK4558
Inhaltsangabe: Twayne's United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works.
Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writer's work.
Each volume features:
-- A critical, interpretive study and explication of the author's works
-- A brief biography of the author
-- An accessible chronology outlining the life, the work, and relevant historical context
-- Aids for further study: complete notes and references, a selected annotated bibliography and an index
-- A readable style presented in a manageable length
Klappentext: Known for her humorous realistic fiction for children, Betsy Byars has written 41 novels over the past 25 years, including the popular Blossom and Bingo Brown series, the 1971 Newbery Award-winning The Summer of the Swans, and The Night Swimmers, which received the American Book Award in 1981. Her carefully drawn, memorable children and adolescents are often relentlessly humorous, even when they are confronting complex problems that would be troublesome for adults to resolve. In this first critical study of Betsy Byars, Malcolm Usrey brings us into the poignant yet everyday, conventional though diverse worlds of her characters, most of whom were born and raised in the South. Usrey highlights Byars's ability to create unique, multidimensional characters - boys and girls who grow and change, often while enduring ignorance and neglect at the hands of adults - and to put them into stories where humor is a consistent feature, however emotionally taxing the situation. Usrey looks at Byars in the context of her southern regionalism and use of local color, showing how her style is characterized by colloquialisms, unusual diction, and emphasis on setting. He also explores her skillful use of satire and irony, which appeals especially to the middle-school reader. Usrey's biographical treatment of Byars - based on a lively personal interview with her - precedes his discussion of the various novels and stories and reveals information provided nowhere else, making this volume an indispensable literary companion to students of Byars's considerable oeuvre as well as to her readers generally.
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