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The Riddles of Harry Potter: Secret Passages and Interpretive Quests 2010th Edition

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ISBN-10: 0230109292
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'The Riddles of Harry Potter convincingly argues that Rowling's books are 'carefully crafted literary works, with many layers of meaning.' Wolosky is at her best when analyzing the structural devices and rich wordplay employed by Rowling to underpin the psychological development of her characters and to drive forward a plot that is a mixture of detective novel, teenage adventure, fantasy epic, and mythical morality tale.' - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'At last, an excellent book on Harry Potter! Untrammelled, direct, and illuminating, sophisticated without condescension, The Riddles of Harry Potter reminds readers why they liked the Potter saga in the first place. This book shows Rowling to be, in the best sense, a major writer: meticulously intelligent where she is most droll, engaged deeply with the British literary tradition, a careful ethicist and a sharp chronicler of the great dilemmas, great joys, and great horrors of daily life. Wolosky has written a work of crisp literary intelligence, marking Rowling's debts to Augustine, the Gnostic and Patristic traditions, and to contemporary popular culture. An energetic and subtle braid!' - Jacques Lezra, Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, New York University, USA

About the Author

Shira Wolosky is Professor of English and American Literature at the Hebrew University. She is the author of Emily Dickinson: A Voice of War; Language Mysticism; The Art of Poetry; "Nineteenth Century American Poetry" in the Cambridge History of American Literature IV, and Poetry and Public Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America, among others. 

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2010 edition (December 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230109292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230109292
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,123,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very satisfying synthesis of the reasons why the Potter books are such an engaging read. The book is very thorough, yet concise,a fine combination of scholarly approach and sympathetic reading.It doesn't overwhelm the reader with the author's adoration of J.K.Rowling, nor does it confuse him with elaborate explanations of alchemical principles, it shows how to proceed to an alert reading and actually invites the reader to start again the journey to the Potterverse.
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Written for an academic audience without deep knowledge of the books. Some good insights but most of what she shared was obvious to anyone who's read the books several times.
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