Critical Insights: The Diary of a Young Girl

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The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, or a literary theme.

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Chronology of Author's Life
  • Complete List of Author's Works
  • Publication Dates of Works
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editor: Ruth Amir and Pnina Rosenberg
March 2017 · 1 volume · 257 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-262-9
# of Pages: 257
# of Volumes: 1
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In-depth critical discussions of Anne Frank's diary - Plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference.


This volume sheds new light on the most recent enagagements with this iconic diary, including three-dimensional video representations, virtual reality films, applications, and escape rooms. These technology-based adaptations mediate the Diary for contemporary audiences. The articles in this volume present a multi-disciplinary engagement that emphasizes the Diary as a living document that transcends its own genre, and its smooth transition into a new era.  

Essays highlight the continued relevance and poignancy of The Diary of a Young Girl. The Diary is contextualized with contemporary and WWII diaries, blogging, notions of childhood, adolescence, and gender. It explores the Diary's diverse and dynamic representations in comics, theatre, TV, Youtube, in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam as well as its remarkable reception in the US and in Japan.

Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources:

About This Volume
Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays
Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays
Further Readings
Detailed Bibliography
Detailed Bio of the Editor
General Subject Index