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Childhood Readings and the Genesis of Names in the Earthsea Novels of Ursula K. Le Guin

Abstract : The creation of names in the Earthsea novels is a playful activity that reawakens a childlike sensitivity to the physical elements of speech and writing and revives memories of language-based experiences that include childhood readings and the encounter with foreign words and names, as often appear in juvenile literature.
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Christopher L. Robinson. Childhood Readings and the Genesis of Names in the Earthsea Novels of Ursula K. Le Guin. Children's Literature, 2010, 38, pp.92-114. ⟨hal-00637058⟩

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