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L'Heure du conte ou de l'écrit à la parole

Abstract : Archive documents—newspapers, reading notes, and Story Hour notes, preserved and classified in the Heritage Fund of L’Heure joyeuse (Paris) have made it possible to retrace the path along which the pioneering librarians initiated young children from all walks of life into the pleasures of listening to stories in the 1920s. They adopted rigorous standards in their selection of books, then took note of their analyses and tried to apply their observations during the storytelling sessions. Behind this regular practice of note-taking one perceives the sense of observation and the capacity for listening of the librarians during these moments of oralization and convivial exchange. Skilled at transcribing the slightest sign of receptivity on the part of their auditors—whether revealed by gesture or speech—they gradually laid the foundations for an activity which was later institutionalized.
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Marie-France Amara. L'Heure du conte ou de l'écrit à la parole. Cahiers de Littérature Orale, Presses de l'Inalco, 2019, L'Heure du conte, 86, pp.25-58. ⟨10.4000/clo.7807⟩. ⟨hal-03128681⟩



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