Abstract

The literary emancipation of children’s literature which started in the 1990s has slightly improved the canonical status of children’s authors. On the basis of a case-study of Dutch children’s book writers this article argues that this small step forward towards external literary recognition is paralleled by more self-confidence and self-esteem among the authors themselves. Evidence is found in the writers’ acknowledgement of the importance of children’s books as part of the literary system.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1918-6983
Print ISSN
0006-7377
Pages
pp. 45-57
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-24
Open Access
No
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