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ERIC Number: EJ798833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Empowering Adolescent Readers: Intertextuality in Three Novels by David Almond
Latham, Don
Children's Literature in Education, v39 n3 p213-226 Sep 2008
In "Skellig," "Kit's Wilderness," and "Clay", David Almond employs various types of intertextuality to enrich his narratives. Through the use of allusion, adaptation, collage, and mise-en-abyme, he encourages his adolescent readers to seek out precursor texts and to consider the interrelationships between these texts and his own. By so doing, he demonstrates the respect he has for his readers and empowers them to become active makers of meaning.
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Language: English
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