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Irresistible Ascension De Harry Potter Andrew Blake

Irresistible Ascension De Harry Potter

Andrew Blake

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ISBN : 9788441416291
Hardcover
168 pages
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Harry Potter is English, a home-counties suburban child. An orphan, oppressed and abused by the adults around him, he retreats into a fantasy world where his problems are more elemental: everyday rituals, magic spells and supercharged broomsticksMoreHarry Potter is English, a home-counties suburban child. An orphan, oppressed and abused by the adults around him, he retreats into a fantasy world where his problems are more elemental: everyday rituals, magic spells and supercharged broomsticks with only the occasional homicidal wizard to worry about. Ironically, as Andrew Blake makes clear, J.K. Rowling rescues her character through the reinvention of that apex of class privilege, the English public school, a literary conceit that problematises Harry Potters status as a role model and raises important social questions about the state of education in Tony Blairs Britain. Andrew Blakes examination of the Harry Potter phenomenon also raises serious questions about the condition of the publishing industry, the state of bookselling and filmmaking, and the ways in which the Potter consumer campaign has changed our ideas about literature and reading. Blake reflects on how these connections, while drawn up in Britain, act as a template for Harry Potters international success.