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eBook His Dark Materials Illuminated: Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy (Landscapes of Childhood Series) ePub

by Carole Scott,Millicent Lenz,Andrew Leet,Anne-Marie Bird,Bernard Schweizer,Burton Hatlen,Karen Patricia Smith,Lauren Shohet,Lisa Hopkins,Margaret Mackey,Mary Harris Russell,Maude Hines,Pat Pinsent,Shelley King,Susan Matthews

  • ISBN: 0814332072
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Carole Scott,Millicent Lenz,Andrew Leet,Anne-Marie Bird,Bernard Schweizer,Burton Hatlen,Karen Patricia Smith,Lauren Shohet,Lisa Hopkins,Margaret Mackey,Mary Harris Russell,Maude Hines,Pat Pinsent,Shelley King,Susan Matthews
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press (September 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1528 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 728

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The fourteen diverse essays within offer literary and historical analysis as well as approaches from such disciplines as theology, storytelling, and linguistics. The first part, Reading Fantasy, Figuring Human Nature, looks at Pullman’s art of making stories and creating fantasy worlds and at readers’ responses to his creations

His Dark Materials Illuminated: Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy. Landscapes of Childhood). For me the strongest essay was Lauren Shohet's Reading Dark Materials; pieces by Mathews, King, Pinsent, and Russell are also well worth reading. Pullman’s writing is so meticulous and precise and his ideas so thoroughly thought out that weather you agree with his opinion or not there is plenty of food for thought in his books.

Landscapes of childhood . Lewis, with an epilogue on Pullman's neo-romantic reading of Paradise lost, Burton Hatlen Pullman's enigmatic ontology : revamping.

Millicent Lenz, Carole Scott

Millicent Lenz, Carole Scott. British author Philip Pullman's celebrated trilogy for young readers, His Dark Materials, has reached a broad spectrum of readers, from those appreciating his metaphysical imagination and literary depth to those charmed by his suspenseful and emotional storytelling. Pullman's trilogy is distinguished not only for its narrative and poetic power but also for its awareness of literary tradition.

His Dark Materials Illuminated . Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy. British author Philip Pullman’s celebrated trilogy for young readers, His Dark Materials, has reached a broad spectrum of readers, from those appreciating his metaphysical imagination and literary depth to those charmed by his suspenseful and emotional storytelling.

His Dark Materials Illuminated: Critical Essays On Philip Pullman's Trilogy. The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials SIGNED BY PULLMAN Gribbin. Complete Set Lot of 5 His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman Lyra North.

Sir Philip Pullman is the author of the His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust series with the subsequent companion books: Lyra's Oxford, Once Upon a Time in the North and The Collectors as well as a producer of the BBC TV series adaptation of Hi. .

Sir Philip Pullman is the author of the His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust series with the subsequent companion books: Lyra's Oxford, Once Upon a Time in the North and The Collectors as well as a producer of the BBC TV series adaptation of His Dark Materials. Philip Pullman was born 19 October, 1946 in Norwich (Norfolk, England) to Alfred Outram (an RAF pilot) and Audrey Evelyn Merrifield.

Philip pullman series: His Dark Materials . Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers–battles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islands–he never realizes he’s being followed by the one family who desperately wishes he’d never sprung to life. In this prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby - Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua - is 24 years old. The story reveals the origins of Scoresby's friendship with Iorek Byrnison as well as Scoresby's aeronautical career.

Philip Pullman calls it an equel that sits alongside His Dark Materials . The Book of Dust is a work in three parts, like His Dark Materials, and the first volume will be published this Autumn. The three that form the His Dark Materials trilogy – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass – and three companion novels, Lyra’s Oxford, Once Upon a Time in the North and The Collectors. However, for those new to the series, the first volume of The Book of Dust can be read as a brand new novel and a story in its own right. What adaptations have appeared?

His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman, Greek and Roman influences, daemon . Illuminated: Critical Essays on Philip Pullman’s Trilogy, ed.

His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman, Greek and Roman influences, daemon, Allegory of the Cave, Underworld, Hades, harpies, Lyra, Orpheus, Subtle. monumental trilogy he authored, His Dark Materials, gained popularity not only. among teenagers (to whom it was primarily directed) but it also attracted numerous. e novel owes its success to the intriguing plot and several skillfully. interwoven references to the literary masterpieces of the past. M. Lenz, C. Scott, Detroit 2005, p. 127. 19 P. Pullman, e Amber Spyglass, op. ci. p. 56.

British author Philip Pullman's celebrated trilogy for young readers, His Dark Materials [Northern Lights/Golden Compass (1995), The Subtle Knife (1997), The Amber Spyglass (2000)], has reached a broad spectrum of readers, from those appreciating his metaphysical imagination and literary depth to those charmed by his suspenseful and emotional storytelling. Demonstrating its wide appeal in 2001, The Amber Spyglass became the first book to be awarded the Whitbread Book Award in both the adult and children's categories. Pullman's trilogy is distinguished not only for its narrative and poetic power but also for its awareness of literary tradition. His Dark Materials confronts some of the most urgent dilemmas of our time without suggesting answers but rather a way of meeting them with courage and surviving them with grace.

Edited by Millicent Lenz-renowned for her study of Pullman's work-this is the first book to place His Dark Materials in critical perspective. The fourteen diverse essays within offer literary and historical analysis as well as approaches from such disciplines as theology, storytelling, and linguistics. The first part, Reading Fantasy, Figuring Human Nature, looks at Pullman's art of making stories and creating fantasy worlds and at readers' responses to his creations. Part 2, Intertextuality and Revamping Traditions, examines the rich intertextuality of Pullman's narratives and his use and revamping of literary traditions, including fantasy. Part 3, Pullman and Theology, Pullman and Science Fiction, centers on the complexities of the author's stance toward religion, his treatment of "Eve," and his affirmation of the Republic of Heaven.

With the staging of His Dark Materials by the National Theatre in England and a film adaptation of the trilogy soon to become a reality, Pullman's popularity and reputation across age groups is ever-growing-making this book a vital resource to scholars and informed readers of his work.

Comments

Pedora Pedora
His Dark Materials Illuminated is by far the most sophisticated of collections of essays published on HDM (particularly compared to "navigating the Golden Compass" and "the world of the Golden Compass"). The text is diverse in the topics analysed, providing on occasions multiple opposing perspectives on a theme. Of particular note are the theological engagements with Pullman's text, which are by far some of the best presented so far.
superstar superstar
The essays in this collection are wonderful references for any critical look at HIS DARK MATERIALS. It was a constant go-to for me while writing my thesis. The essays are organized well and cover a broad range of topics. Since criticism on HDM is so new, it is sometimes difficult to find essays that directly relate to the trilogy as literature. This was the first source I found for academic work that discussed more than the trilogy's merit as a children's series. I also appreciated that opposing viewpoints were presented for several of the topics, and that there were short summaries given for each article.
Xmatarryto Xmatarryto
This collection of supposedly critical essays was very disappointing. It reminded me of critical essays on Star Trek, which are too accepting of the work as a perfect and self-contained opus. Very seldom do the essays in "Illuminated" look at Pullman's literary creation with any critical distance; very seldom, for example, do they take note of the trilogy's many inconsistencies, plot holes, and cardboard characters. And although the essays do discuss the trilogy's relation to Blake, Milton, and Lewis, they rarely acknowledge its relation to the modern fantasy genre as well as atheist polemics -- much the same way that Star Trek fan criticism fails to acknowledge the Hollywood studio context of its opus.

I found Pullman's trilogy fascinating but deeply flawed. I am sympathetic to his atheist argument, but felt that he failed truly to engage Christianity in a fair fight (he hardly mentions Christ). I was disappointed because what I thought was going to be an anthem to atheist rationalism proved to be pantheist mysticism instead. And I thought the literary qualities of the third book were abominable, especially after the excellent work in the first. I had hoped to see some of these considerations explored in these essays, but I found them too uncritical, and above all, too eager to accept as satisfactory Pullman's ambitious but failed attempt at imagining a universe.

The debate that Pullman tackles deserves a better effort than his, substantial though it is, and I would like to see some criticism that sifts the solid points in Pullman's writing from the clumsy gaffes and points the way toward some better assessment of the argument.