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December 21, 2005

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Far from Narnia

New Yorker profile of Philip Pullman? YES PLEASE.

(Related: There’s a TNR piece on C.S. Lewis that’s quite good, if you happen to subscribe or have a copy of the mag.)

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Posted December 21, 2005 at 11:28 | Comments (3) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted

Comments

Awesome, New Line Cinema is making movies based on His Dark Materials. I hope they do the books justice.

I am a huge fan of the golden compass, and I still generally prefer His Dark Materials to the Chronicles of Narnia. But I generally dislike the heavy-handedness of both at times (particularly in the later books of both series).

In the vein, I thought this defense of Narnia against Pullman's critique was pretty good:
from the Chronicle of Higher Ed

Hmm, the Snarkmatrix seems to have swallowed my link, here is the URL:
http://chronicle.com/temp/reprint.php?id=84bgxkbbzvqrch10g3kbwp5g8kv3ccbn

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