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The Literary Witchcraft of J.K. Rowling: A Counter-Spell for Harry Potter Readers

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | The Literary Witchcraft of J.K. Rowling: A Counter-Spell for Harry Potter Readers.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Peter Dudink (Author)

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This stunningly provocative study of the Harry Potter series reveals a cunningly complex web of links and connections created by Rowling's word games, spelling tricks, esoteric allusions, symmetries and secret parodies. Included are sections on how the popular series alludes to the work of James Joyce, parodies the Bible, snubs its nose at the modern conscience and makes fun of its own hero. The author raises a multitude of questions about the appropriateness of the series for children, raising, among other issues, how its narrative mimics advertising strategies and reads like propaganda that glorifies Western ideology. Explanations for Rowling's motives are ventured as the author provides a vast array of thought-provoking evidence. Intriguing questions and insights are offered that may change the way we read Harry Potter and, more importantly, change what we expect from literature.
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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Peter Dudink (Author)
  • VDM Verlag (3 Sept. 2009)
  • English
  • 3
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