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An interesting quote…

July 12, 2011

I’m not bothering with the context, but Marla Harris made an interesting statement:

“…the violence here is no longer child’s play…”

I like it, because I think sometimes violence in literature is hidden as ‘child’s play’ when perhaps it merits more honest recognition as violence – and the reverse can also be true!

Ref: Marla Harris “Bleak Houses and Secret Cities: Alternative Communities in Young Adult Fiction” Children’s Literature in Education 33(1)2002, pp63-76


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