The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 7, No 2 (2003)

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Textual aporias: Exploring the perplexities of form and absence in Australian verse novels

Kerry Mallan, Roderick McGillis


Kerry Mallan and Roderick McGillis have collaborated on a groundbreaking article exploring verse novels generally and Australian verse novels in particular. This article, valuable because it invites discussion rather than resolves issues, is a welcome companion to the growing number of verse novels appearing in several countries. It also explores the process of academic discourse by presenting a dialogue rather than the traditional formal monologue.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680