stories help us gain entrance

“Through the ages, stories have helped us gain entrance into the larger communities of the world. Today, fewer of us grow up in story-rich environments. A society impoverished of stories is insecure in its links to past, present, and future.” ~ Bruce Allen

Ref: p.162 Bruce Allen (2008) Water in the City. Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 34(1)March: 157-170


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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