VARIATIONS OF THE ARTISTIC PORTRAYAL OF THE HANDICAP (DISABILITY OF THE LOWER LIMBS) IN THE WORLD LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

  • Rusnak, R.
Abstract:
In the paper we focus on three literary works for children and youth in Slovak translations. Cecil Bodker (Silas and the Black Mare, 1977; Slovak translation in 1979 [1]) represents Danish literature in this particular selection, Ivona Brezinova (Boy and the Dog, 2011; Slovak translation in 2011 [2]) represents Czech literature and Alan Marshall (I Can Jump Puddles, 1956; Slovak translation in 1978 [4]) is the sample of Australian literature. In addition to their artistic persuasion and belonging to the literature for children, all the selected works are also related to the topic of the physical handicap affecting the lower limbs of certain literary characters. The paper has no ambition to offer a detailed interpretation study: literary texts are of interest to us as a basis for the analysis of a specific way of depicting a particular handicap. On the background of the monitored physical disability, we offer a comparison of all three works in relation to the genre, the author’s strategy and the expected reader’s reception.
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Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
world literature for children and young adults; handicap; disability of lower limbs; Cecil Bodker; Ivona Brezinova; Alan Marshall
Volume:
6
SGEM Book title:
6th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts and Humanities ISCAH 2019
Book number:
2
SGEM Series:
SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts and Humanities - ISCAH
Pages:
407-414
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
22 - 24 October, 2019
ISBN:
978-619-7408-96-6
ISSN:
2682-9940
Conference:
6th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts and Humanities ISCAH 2019, 22 - 24 October, 2019
DOI:
10.5593/SWS.ISCAH.2019.2/S09.052
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