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His Dark Materials Illuminated

Author : Millicent Lenz
ISBN : 0814332072
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman's cross-age fantasy trilogy.

Transfiguring Transcendence In Harry Potter His Dark Materials And Left Behind

Author : Mike Gray
ISBN : 9783525604472
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Constructive, critical and profoundly paradoxical.

Handbook Of The English Novel Of The Twentieth And Twenty First Centuries

Author : Christoph Reinfandt
ISBN : 9783110369489
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Handbook systematically charts the trajectory of the English novel from its emergence as the foremost literary genre in the early twentieth century to its early twenty-first century status of eccentric eminence in new media environments. Systematic chapters address ̒The English Novel as a Distinctly Modern Genreʼ, ̒The Novel in the Economy’, ̒Genres’, ̒Gender’ (performativity, masculinities, feminism, queer), and ̒The Burden of Representationʼ (class and ethnicity). Extended contextualized close readings of more than twenty key texts from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (1899) to Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island (2015) supplement the systematic approach and encourage future research by providing overviews of reception and theoretical perspectives.

To See The Wizard

Author : Laurie Ousley
ISBN : 9781527566453
Genre : Literary Criticism
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To See the Wizard: Politics and the Literature of Childhood takes its central premise, as the title indicates, from L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Upon their return to The Emerald City after killing the Wicked Witch of the West, the task the Wizard assigned them, Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Lion learn that the wizard is a “humbug,” merely a man from Nebraska manipulating them and the citizens of both the Emerald City and of Oz from behind a screen. Yet they all continue to believe in the powers they know he does not have, still insisting he grant their wishes. The image of the man behind the screen—and the reader’s continued pursuit of the Wizard—is a powerful one that has at its core an issue central to the study of children’s literature: the relationship between the adult writer and the child reader. As Jack Zipes, Perry Nodelman, Daniel Hade, Jacqueline Rose, and many others point out, before the literature for children and young adults actually reaches these intended readers, it has been mediated by many and diverse cultural, social, political, psychological, and economic forces. These forces occasionally work purposefully in an attempt to consciously socialize or empower, training the reader into a particular identity or way of viewing the world, by one who considers him or herself an advocate for children. Obviously, these “wizards” acting in literature can be the writers themselves, but they can also be the publishers, corporations, school boards, teachers, librarians, literary critics, and parents, and these advocates can be conservative, progressive, or any gradation in between. It is the purpose of this volume to interrogate the politics and the political powers at work in literature for children and young adults. Childhood is an important site of political debate, and children often the victims or beneficiaries of adult uses of power; one would be hard-pressed to find a category of literature more contested than that written for children and adolescents. Peter Hunt writes in his introduction to Understanding Children’s Literature, that children’s books “are overtly important educationally and commercially—with consequences across the culture, from language to politics: most adults, and almost certainly the vast majority in positions of power and influence, read children’s books as children, and it is inconceivable that the ideologies permeating those books had no influence on their development.” If there were a question about the central position literature for children and young adults has in political contests, one needs to look no further than the myriad struggles surrounding censorship. Mark I. West observes, for instance, “Throughout the history of children’s literature, the people who have tried to censor children’s books, for all their ideological differences, share a rather romantic view about the power of books. They believe, or at least they profess to believe, that books are such a major influence in the formation of children’s values and attitudes that adults need to monitor every word that children read.” Because childhood and young-adulthood are the sites of political debate for issues ranging from civil rights and racism to the construction and definition of the family, indoctrinating children into or subverting national and religious ideologies, the literature of childhood bears consciously political analysis, asking how socialization works, how children and young adults learn of social, cultural and political expectations, as well as how literature can propose means of fighting those structures. To See the Wizard: Politics and the Literature of Childhood intends to offer analysis of the political content and context of literature written for and about children and young adults. The essays included in To See the Wizard analyze nineteenth and twentieth century literature from America, Britain, Australia, the Caribbean, and Sri Lanka that is for and about children and adolescents. The essays address issues of racial and national identity and representation, poverty and class mobility, gender, sexuality and power, and the uses of literature in the healing of trauma and the construction of an authentic self.

Philip Pullman Master Storyteller

Author : Claire Squires
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122856383
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents a comprehensive study of Philip Pullman, with focus on the contexts, sources, influences, and controversies of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy.


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William Blake

Author : William Blake
ISBN : 046087800X
Genre : Poetry
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The full range of Blakes Romantic poetry-joyful and sorrowful, childlike and complex-illustrating his original and prophetic vision.

Fantasy Authors

Author : Jen Stevens
ISBN : UOM:39015073608716
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents information on contemporary and popular fantasy authors, including biographical sketches, author quotes, major works and awards, criticism, websites and blogs, research guides, and author "read-alike" lists.

Darkness Illuminated

Author : Philip Pullman
ISBN : UOM:39015059557572
Genre : Drama
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Robert Butler's intimate back stage account takes us into workshops, rehearsals and production meetings where, over six months, Pullman's 1300-page trilogy about daemons, armoured bears and parallel universes was transformed into six hours of drama. Lavishly illustrated with over fifty rehearsal and production photographs, this fascinating book is sure to appeal to both Philip Pullman's fans and all those interested in how such an epic theatrical production is brought to life for a live audience.

Tolkien Studies

Author : Douglas A. Anderson
ISBN : 1933202386
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review centers on J.R.R. Tolkien and his works. Since the publication of The Hobbit in 1937 the writings of Tolkien have been admired throughout the world. With the publication of The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s, Tolkien's fantasy writing began to attract academic attention in both the classroom and the world of scholarship. Most recently, Peter Jackson's three-part movie adaptation has added film-study scholars to those fascinated by Tolkien's work. Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review is the first scholarly journal published by an academic press for the purpose of presenting and reviewing the growing body of critical commentary and scholarship about Tolkien's writings. The founding editors, Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, and Verlyn Flieger, and the members of the editorial board, David Bratman, Carl F. Hostetter, Tom Shippey, Richard C. West, and Marjorie Burns, are all distinguished Tolkien scholars.

Philip Pullman S His Dark Materials A Multiple Allegory

Author : Leonard F. Wheat
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His Dark Materials

Author : Philip Pullman
ISBN : 0440238137
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A Short History Of Fantasy

Author : Farah Mendlesohn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124156097
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A history of the fantasy form, this work traces the genre from the earliest years with The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey through to the origins of modern fantasy in the 20th century with such acclaimed writers as Terry Pratchett and J. K. Rowling. An exploration of the great variety of fiction published under the heading "fantasy,” this engaging study seeks to explain its continuing and ever growing popularity.

The Illuminating Engineer

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Genre : Lighting
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015066099238
Genre : Bibliography, National
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His Dark Materials The Golden Compass Book 1

Author : Philip Pullman
ISBN : 9780440418603
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach. Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal—including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other... A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction Published in 40 Countries "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post "Very grand indeed." —The New York Times "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." —Newsweek Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials! ** THE BOOK OF DUST ** La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth

Receptions And Transformations Of The Bible

Author : Kirsten Nielsen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215275046
Genre : Religion
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These volumes of Religion and Normativity present the latest research in three central fields. Volume II deals with Reception and Transformation of the Bible as it occurs in modern literature (in both Danish and English), philosophy (including Kierkegaard), and Jewish and Christian religious practice. The researchers base their work on the theories and methods of the study of religion, philosophy, theology and literature.


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Gas Journal

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Report Of The Departmental Committee On Lighting In Factories And Workshops

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