Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Anne turns 100

There have been all sorts of celebrations and recollections of Anne of Green Gables this year, the 100th anniversary of her first appearance. This one by Margaret Atwood is particularly thoughtful and interesting, I think--I especially like her recognition about Marilla. (A student of mine is writing a timely honors thesis on orphan girls in fiction; Anne holds a central place in her work.)

(Link from Jenny Davidson at Light Reading, who gets to everything before I do! And I'm grateful to her for it...)

1 comment:

  1. Don't you think that Atwood was a little gritty in her comments on Wilson's work?