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By Charles Dantzig

« Chef-d'œuvre. » Quand ce très vieux mot du Moyen Âge utilisé pour l'artisanat a-t-il commencé à être appliqué à l. a. littérature ? Y a-t-il un critère du chef-d'œuvre littéraire ? Mieux, une recette ? remark être sûr qu'un livre est un chef-d'œuvre ? Un chef-d'œuvre est-il éternel ? los angeles postérité est-elle le bon juge ? Crée-t-on encore des chefs-d'œuvre aujourd'hui ? remark définir le chef-d'œuvre ?

C'est à toutes ces questions que tente de répondre ce livre. Parcourant les grands livres, de Homère à Heine et de Boccace à Beckett, il suggest une examine inattendue de l'œuvre de James Joyce aussi bien que des considérations sur ce que l'on peut penser des Aristochats de Walt Disney. Charles Dantzig montre encore une fois que l'on peut associer le brillant et l. a. réflexion, l. a. virtuosité et los angeles profondeur, l'érudition et l'esprit.

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A propos des chefs-d'oeuvre

« Chef-d'œuvre. » Quand ce très vieux mot du Moyen Âge utilisé pour l'artisanat a-t-il commencé à être appliqué à l. a. littérature ? Y a-t-il un critère du chef-d'œuvre littéraire ? Mieux, une recette ? remark être sûr qu'un livre est un chef-d'œuvre ?

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The well-known and well-regarded illustrator Trina Schart Hyman’s version of Little Red Riding Hood was a Caledecott Honor Book in 1983, and it’s easy to see why it was selected. The illustrations are richly captivating, and although both the disobedient little girl and her grandmother are devoured by the hungry wolf, they’re later rescued by a kindly woodsman. Thank goodness. Ed Young’s Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China is a powerful retelling of the Grimm tale; it was awarded the Caldecott medal in 1990.

Else Holmelund Minarik introduced Little Bear and his family in 1957, and generations of readers since have been captivated by these warmly humorous tales of family life. And with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, you simply can’t go wrong. , it’s tough on a mischievous little boy to be good all day. Set in Appalachia, and originally published in 1966, this engaging story will appeal to both boys and girls. Marjorie Flack’s Walter the Lazy Mouse is a cautionary tale of a young mouse who moves ver-r-r-y slowly, is always daydreaming (both at home and at school), and is invariably late for everything.

Think Paul Bunyan is the last word in strength and bravery? You’ll think again when you read about the adventures of Angelica Longrider (who was born bigger than her mother), the heroine of Anne Isaacs’s tall tale Swamp Angel, which describes Angelica’s greatest achievement: dispatching Thundering Tarnation, a black bear bent on disturbing the lives (and stealing the food) of the pioneers far from town. The illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky add to the enjoyment. g I R l S R U l e  Cornelia Funke’s amusing and instructive The Princess Knight provides an excellent lesson for anyone who doubts that girls can do as well (or better than) boys in most things in life.

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