ERIC Number: ED046953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Beyond Words: Mystical Fancy in Children's Literature.
Higgins, James E.
Concerned with books which enrich and preserve a child's wonder and faith, this publication explores the fanciful literature which communicates with the "inner child." Chapters include (1) "The Writers of These Books," (who have a childlike quality about themselves which sets them apart from their fellow writers); (2) "How These Books Are Written" (especially the Narnia series of C.S. Lewis); (3) "The Child and the World Within Him"--a world in which the material and the spiritual are so entwined as to be one; (4) "The Child and the World Around Him"--a world which reveals traces of the spiritual realities of which the child is aware, but not fully comprehending; (5) "The Child and the World Beyond Him"--a world which nourishes the child's sense of fancy; and (6) "Reaching Beyond Words"--to the heart, to the intuition, to the reality of spiritual world--all marked by an atmosphere of "joyful sadness." References for each chapter are provided. (JMC)
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Interests, Children, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing, Fantasy, Fiction, Literature, Mysticism, Poetry, Prose
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027 ($5.95 clothbound, $3.25 paperbound)
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