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Billed as a "highly unauthorized work," this collection of critiques ranges from the suitably serious to the suitably mischievous, a concoction that reflects its subject in all its hundreds of millions of copies. The distinguished contributors offer insight on topics including Rowling's social commentary (or is it her comic relief?), fascism, love and hate, the power of God and also the end of religion, sexism, death and inevitability, proper Muggle behavior, and speculation on whether Harry or Hermoine would be better off dead. Along the way they describe how Rowling either opened up or shut down children's literature, how she serves up opinions on both academic and social conditioning, and how these entertaining books are also adept social and political commentaries. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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New and old fans of the Harry Potter series will welcome this collection of fresh essays on Potter lore, plotlines, and characters. With up-to-date information through book six in the series, this companion volume offers a comprehensive look at the world of Potter through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers such as David Gerrold, Joyce Millman, and Martha Wells, and religion, psychology, and science experts. Along with feminism, fascism, and moral life, topics include the Three Faces of Severus Snape, Harry Potter as Luke Skywalker, I Am a Hufflepuff: A Look at the Houses, and Harry Potter and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
Series Title: Smart Pop Series
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Street Date: January 1, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-2817
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