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La littérature de l’imaginaire pour jeunes-adultes au prisme de la réception française
Young Adult Literature of the Imaginary from the Perspective of French Reception

Author(s): Ofra Lévy
Subject(s): Cultural Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: young adult’s literature; genetic categories; hybrid literary genres; fantastic; fantasy; dystopia; science fiction; french reception; 20th‑21st century; contemporary literature; best‑sellers; Anglo‑A
Summary/Abstract: Since the end of the 20th century; the phenomenon of young adult imaginary literature – originated in the Anglo‑American world – has spread to France; resulting in the creation of a new literary category. Thanks to translations of bestsellers such as The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman or Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling; this literature established itself an important place in French publishing industry. Nevertheless; it is clear that this literary category often escapes a strict and unanimous typology; especially since the generic categories differ according to cultural areas. Therefore; this study will aim to reveal the characteristic of this vaguely defined literature; in order to determine the elements of its definition through the prism of French reception.

  • Page Range: 197-211
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: French