His Dark Materials Illuminated Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy
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Description: British author Philip Pullman's trilogy 'His Dark Materials' confronts some of the most urgent dilemmas of our time. These fourteen diverse essays offer literary and historical analysis as well as approaches from such disciplines as theology, storytelling, and linguistics.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Awakening to the Twenty-first Century: The Evolution of Human Consciousness in Pullman's His Dark Materials|
|Reading Fantasy, Figuring Human Nature|
|Reading Dark Materials|
|Second Nature: Daemons and Ideology in The Golden Compass|
|Dyads or Triads? His Dark Materials and the Structure of the Human|
|Northern Lights and Northern Readers: Background Knowledge, Affect Linking, and Literary Understanding|
|Intertextuality and Revamping Traditions|
|Pullman's His Dark Materials, a Challenge to the Fantasies of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with an Epilogue on Pullman's Neo-Romantic Reading of Paradise Lost|
|Pullman's Enigmatic Ontology: Revamping Old Traditions in His Dark Materials|
|"Without Lyra we would understand neither the New nor the Old Testament": Exegesis, Allegory, and Reading The Golden Compass|
|Rouzing the Faculties to Act: Pullman's Blake for Children|
|Tradition, Transformation, and the Bold Emergence: Fantastic Legacy and Pullman's His Dark Materials|
|Pullman and Theology, Pullman and Science Fiction|
|"And He's A-Going to Destroy Him": Religious Subversion in Pullman's His Dark Materials|
|Rediscovering Faith through Science Fiction: Pullman's His Dark Materials|
|Circumventing the Grand Narrative: Dust as an Alternative Theological Vision in Pullman's His Dark Materials|
|Unexpected Allies? Pullman and the Feminist Theologians|
|"Eve, Again! Mother Eve!": Pullman's Eve Variations|
|Philip Pullman: A Biographical Note|
|Works by Philip Pullman|