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Margaret Mahy: librarian of Babel

Butler, Catherine 2015. Margaret Mahy: librarian of Babel. The Lion and the Unicorn 39 (2) , pp. 129-145. 10.1353/uni.2015.0014

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Abstract

This article conducts a reading of Margaret Mahy’s fiction in the light of her dual professions of children's writer and librarian, a discussion executed through the prism of the writings of another writer-librarian, Jorge Luis Borges. The complex interdependence of the need for "orderly containment" and the impulse to resist linguistic and imaginative constraints are examined in the light of both writers' work.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Uncontrolled Keywords: Margaret Mahy, Jorge Luis Borges, libraries
Additional Information: Copyright © 2015 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in THE LION AND THE UNICORN, Volume 39, Issue 2, October 2015, pp. 129-145
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University
ISSN: 0147-2593
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 2015
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 10:38
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/79477

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