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Philip Pullman in NY Times
« on: October 31, 2003, 05:18:20 PM »
Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, was featured today in the NY Times:

[link]http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/31/opinion/31PULL.html[/link]

Some people really like the trilogy. It's quite well-written, and the first book is quite good, but when you start to realize what he's saying in them, especially if you've read other things he's written (he's an avowed atheist who has some odd ideas about what religion is).... well, I don't agree and got turned off by the series, despite Pullman's artistry as a writer. At any rate, in this article he brings up some of the same issues we've brought up, about how fantasy is considered by the critics to be a lesser form of storytelling.
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Re: Philip Pullman in NY Times
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2003, 05:22:22 PM »
note: registration required but it's free, etc, etc..... (standard warning for NYTimes)

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Re: Philip Pullman in NY Times
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2003, 05:37:26 PM »
Oh--thanks for that, SE. I forgot about it because my password is saved.
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