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drop everything and help me with my homework! yes? - YA fantasy and SF
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drop everything and help me with my homework! yes?
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izhilzha From: izhilzha Date: June 1st, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll give this some thought, though I admit that urban fantasy has never been my favorite side of the genre. The one author who leaped instantly to mind was Francesca Lia Block, whose publishing history (of YA urban fantasy specifically) goes back to at least 1992 with Witch Baby. I believe she does deal with drugs, sex, gender issues, violence against women/children, although I haven't read nearly all of her work yet.
labellementeuse From: labellementeuse Date: June 1st, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funnily enough, FLB's The Hanged Man was one of our core texts! And I probably will be referencing it. (I did think it was interesting that the lecturer chose this relatively straightforward text by her as opposed to one of the elaborate and opaque Weetzie Bat books...) But yeah, FLB is a very good example. Thank you!
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