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Harry Potter for Nerds II
Occupy Hogwarts! Do you see the revolutionary potential of Harry Potter? Where would you stand in the Battle of Hogwarts? Readers who appreciate J.K. Rowling's messages about political and social repression, and about the empowering qualities of empathy, invisibility, and transformative love, will discover inspiration in the latest compilation of essays from editors Kathry ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published 2015 by Unlocking Press
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Nov 15, 2017 Katherine Sas added it · (Review from the author)
I don't think I can rate a book to which myself and so many of my good friends contributed but look... this is really good. A diverse range of topics and topics are represented and some of them are among the best Potter criticism I've read. I'd read some of them before but this is my first time cover to cover and I'm glad I finally did. Pick this up - I promise I get no proceeds. ...more
I have several books on literary criticism of the Harry Potter series, but these collections (Harry Potter for Nerds and Harry Potter for Nerds II) are my favorites. The essays examine the series through various critical lenses, which shows you different interpretations of the story and symbols of the Harry Potter series, some more convincing than others. My favorite essay from this book was "Quidditch". It drew comparisons and made applications that I hadn't considered but were fascinating once ...more