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by Claire Squires

eBook Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller: A Guide to the Worlds of His Dark Materials ePub
Author: Claire Squires
Language: English
ISBN: 0826427642
ISBN13: 978-0826427649
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (October 20, 2006)
Pages: 256
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 605
Formats: lit doc docx mobi
ePub file: 1468 kb
Fb2 file: 1419 kb

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Claire Squires investigates and clarifies many perplexing ambiguities in Pullman's trilogies. The wealth of information makes this an important source book for Pullman's readers

Claire Squires investigates and clarifies many perplexing ambiguities in Pullman's trilogies. The wealth of information makes this an important source book for Pullman's readers.

Philip Pullman is one of the most commercially and critically successful British authors of the past decade. With a writing career extending back to the early 1970s, Pullman's great achievement has been in the publication of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy: "Northern Lights" (1995; US title "The Golden Compass"), "The Subtle Knife" (1997) and "The Amber Spyglass" (2000).

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Citation Squires C (2006) Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller: A Guide to the Worlds of His Dark Materials. The focus is on Pullman's central achievement with His Dark Materials, but it also considers his entire oeuvre. Importantly, the book informs readers about the contexts, sources and influences behind the trilogy, and examines the controversies and debates that have surrounded the trilogy and its creator, since its publication. Keywords Philip Pullman; Children's Literature.

Philip Pullman is one of the most commercially and critically successful British authors. Pullman's great achievement has been in the publication of the His Dark Materials trilogy. This study informs readers about the contexts, sources and influences behind the trilogy, and examines the controversies and debates that have surrounded the trilogy. Claire Squires is based at the University of Oxford, and also teaches at Oxford Brookes University. She previously worked at Hodder and Stoughton Publishers. Country of Publication.

Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller : A Guide to the Worlds of His Dark Materials. Philip Pullman is one of the most commercially and critically successful British authors of the past decade.

Claire Squires' book is the first comprehensive and authoritative study of this great writer.

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Philip Pullman is one of the most commercially and critically successful British authors of the past decade. With a writing career extending back to the early 1970s, Pullman's great achievement has been in the publication of the His Dark Materials trilogy: Northern Lights (1995; US title The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000). With these novels, which have appealed equally to children and to adults, Pullman has carved a space for himself as a writer of moral seriousness, imaginative depth and storytelling virtuosity. Claire Squires' book is the first comprehensive and authoritative study of this great writer. The focus is on Pullman's central achievement with His Dark Materials, but it also considers his entire oeuvre. Importantly, the book informs readers about the contexts, sources and influences behind the trilogy, and examines the controversies and debates that have surrounded the trilogy and its creator, since its publication.
Lightseeker
This study goes into the stories by Philip Pullman with scholarly thoughtfulness. . I first got the book from my local library but found that I wanted to make notes in the margins and do some underlining.. thus I purchased this book As one might guess, the library does frown on 'defacing their books.. <g>
Perongafa
While she never explicitly claims inside knowledge, it's plain that Claire Squires has the true gen about Philip Pullman and probably knows more about him than anybody else in the world. How did she acquire all this expertise? For in addition she is the author of a wellregarded book on Zadie Smith the author of WHITE TEETH. She answers the questions that have perplexed Pullman's readers for years, such as, why are the genders of the daemons usually the opposite of the gender of the human who owns one? And the famous question that a fan posed to Pullman in person, Squires must have been there to hear the jaws dropping, the question about, when a human baby is born, does its daemon come out of the birth opening of the human mother, like a placenta? Pullman is quoted as saying, "Don't ask me, but it's a good question."

In addition to knowing everything about HIS DARK MATERIALS, Squires has read many of Pullman's other books and is always ready to summarize when necessary and to show how, for example, Pullman's interest in image isn;'t just a trendy "graphic novel" flourish but in fact it has been a part of his writing makeup even from the beginning.

She goes past the tabloid's interest in the mysterious death of Pullman Senior, killed in Africa and then his death neatened up to give his widow a pension, the death that disturbed little Philip and caused him to question his belief in an ordered Universe. As to the various controversies that have roiled Pullman's reputation, Squires is relatively sympathetic to his role as children's literature's biggest big mouth, always ready to pitch in and try to demolish C S Lewis on the one hand but to say a good work for education on the other. She shows that Pullman is uncannily in control of the way he wants to be read, and that he has a savvy understanding of mass media.

It's a one of a kind guide to an uneven trilogy and a larger than life architect of other worlds.
Fiarynara
Although this has been out for a year and there are now many other guides to Pullman and the His Dark Materials trilogy, I would say this is still the best one. Mrs Squires has done some great research into Pullman's background and early work as a writer, which means that what she says about Lyra, Will, Mrs Coulter, and everything else in the world of the trilogy is genuinely smart and well-informed. She looks at the symbolism of the books, their take on religion (Squires is not biased either way, which is a breath of fresh air), and Pullman's use of poets like Milton and Blake in his writings. You will learn a lot from this book - plus, the cover is an amazing piece of fan art, so it looks amazing on your bookshelf or bedside table!
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