The politics and poetics of Irish children"s literature
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The politics and poetics of Irish children"s literature by Nancy Watson

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Published by Irish Academic Press in Dublin, Portland, OR .
Written in English


  • Children"s literature, Irish -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-181) and index.

StatementNancy Watson.
LC ClassificationsPR8825 .W38 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 187 p. ;
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23536468M
ISBN 100716530031
ISBN 109780716530039
LC Control Number2009278751

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