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Pullman -- Interviews & Articles -- SPOILERS

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HIS DARK MATERIALS readers may like to read interviews with, and articles about, Philip Pullman and the series. Here's a good article (which includes an interview) from a 2005 issue of THE NEW YORKER:

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/12/26/051226fa_fact?currentPage=1

Please feel free to add others to this thread as you come across them!

Enjoy!

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Re: Pullman -- Interviews & Articles -- SPOILERS

Thanks for the article Connie. The entire article resonated with me (I will have to think about the Tolkien criticism), but I copied an excerpt below that spoke to me. After reading Narnia, I was left with such a bad taste in my mouth when I read this as well about Susan. I thought it very misogynist as well. I thought perhaps this was some editing error where they had left out something Susan had done that was horrible as opposed to simply enjoying feminine things.

In a 1998 essay for the Guardian, entitled “The Dark Side of Narnia,” he condemned “the misogyny, the racism, the sado-masochistic relish for violence that permeates the whole cycle.” He reviled Lewis for depicting the character Susan Pevensie’s sexual coming of age—suggested by her interest in “nylons and lipstick and invitations”—as grounds for exclusion from paradise. In Pullman’s view, the “Chronicles,” which end with the rest of the family’s ascension to a neo-Platonic version of Narnia after they die in a railway accident, teach that “death is better than life; boys are better than girls . . . and so on. There is no shortage of such nauseating drivel in Narnia, if you can face it.”
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Re: Pullman -- Interviews & Articles -- SPOILERS

Hello! Here is a link to the SciFi Channel interview with the cast. :smileyhappy:

http://www.scifi.com/sfw/interviews/sfw17514.html
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Re: Pullman -- Interviews & Articles -- SPOILERS

Thanks! Interesting that SciFi Channel would take this up. What is it Pullman has called the series--science fiction fantasy, or something like that? I wonder how many readers think of the books more as science fiction than fantasy.

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Hello! Here is a link to the SciFi Channel interview with the cast. :smileyhappy:

http://www.scifi.com/sfw/interviews/sfw17514.html


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