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In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the worldwide pattern of crossover literature and explains the way it is remodeling literary canons, options of readership, the prestige of authors, the publishing undefined, and bookselling practices. This learn could have major relevance throughout disciplines, as students in literary experiences, media and cultural stories, visible arts, schooling, psychology, and sociology learn the more and more blurred borderlines among adults and youngsters in modern society, particularly with reference to their intake of pop culture.

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Introduction • 15 that prior to Pullman, earlier authors such as Jostein Gaarder had already achieved the rare combination of commercial success and the approbation of the literary establishment. Literary triumphs as well as commercial hits, crossover books have brought new energy and excitement to literature and the world of books. Chapter One Adult-to-Child Crossover Fiction sometimes I apply myself so well and have so much talent that what I write can also be read by children. When my pen is less lucky, what it writes is only good enough for adults.

In some cases, this adoption is facilitated by publishers who repackage adult works to make them more appealing to a young audience. However, for many young readers, much of the appeal of these books lies in the fact that they are intended for adults. ” He is firmly convinced that children should be presented with adult books, mentioning a P. G. 10 For some teenagers, reading “adult fiction” is, as it has always been, a case of doing things which make them feel more grownup. The adult-toadolescent crossover may depend more on social and behavioural factors than on literary ones.

Publisher of the Harry Potter books, published The Little Friend, the long-awaited follow-up to Donna Tartt’s 1992 debut novel and literary sensation The Secret History. The Southern gothic novel is a combination of thriller and Bildungsroman about a very unusual twelve-year-old girl, who is obsessed by death and with solving her brother’s murder, which took place when she was just a baby. ”32 Despite reviews connecting it to the young adult novel, The Little Friend did not capture a large crossover market.

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