Your tern now my tern later: a tribute to the outlaw writer Russell Hoban

De Rijke, Victoria (2013) Your tern now my tern later: a tribute to the outlaw writer Russell Hoban. Children's Literature in Education . ISSN 0045-6713

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Abstract

Russell Hoban died in December 2011. In this article, Victoria de Rijke celebrates this mysterious writer’s huge contribution to children’s literature over 52 years; a career which began and ended with two mythological books: The Mouse & His Child (1967) and Soonchild (2012). Published in CLE over the years, Hoban wrote about the importance of myth and the writer’s “outlaw self”. This piece explores his unique thinking about the craft of writing fantasy and actuality, and argues for books in “nameless categories” which children and adults can appreciate together.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Russell Hoban; myth; fantasy; the mouse and his child; soonchild Existential Philosophical Cross-over fiction
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education > Education > Museum and Gallery Education group
Item ID: 12027
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Depositing User: Victoria De Rijke
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 11:48
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12027

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