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Author Pullman, Philip, 1946- author.

Title Daemon voices : on stories and storytelling / Philip Pullman ; edited by Simon Mason.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    809.9335 Pullman, P PUL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First American edition.
Description xix, 455 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes index.
Summary The author of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy shares insights into the art of writing while exploring how education, religion, and science, as well as his favorite classics, helped shaped his literary life.
Contents Introduction / by Simon Mason -- Magic carpets : the writer's responsibilities -- The writing of stories : making it up and writing it down -- Heinrich von Kleist: "On the marionette theatre" : grace lost and regained -- Paradise lost : an introduction -- The origin of the universe : the storytelling of science and religion : a response to a lecture by Stephen Hawking -- The path through the wood : how stories work -- Dreaming of spires : Oxfords, real and imaginary -- Intention : what do you mean? -- Children's literature without borders : stories shouldn't need passports -- Let's write it in red : the practice of writing -- Epics : big stories about big things -- Folk tales of Britain : streams of stories down through the years -- As clear as water : making a new version of the Brothers Grimm -- A bar at the Folies-Bergère : modernism and storytelling -- Poco a poco : the fundamental particles of narrative -- The classical tone : narrative tact and other classical virtues -- Reading in the borderland : reading, books and pictures -- Oliver Twist : an introduction -- Let's pretend : novels, films and the theatre -- The Firework-Maker's Daughter on stage : the story of a story -- Imaginary friends : are stories anti-scientific? -- Maus : behind the masks -- Balloon debate : why fiction is valuable -- The anatomy of melancholy : an introduction to an indispensable book -- Soft Beulah's night : William Blake and vision -- Writing fantasy realistically : fantasy, realism and faith -- The story of The good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ : a response to puzzled readers -- The cat, the chisel and the grave : do we need a theory of human nature to tell us how to write stories? -- "I must create a system ..." : a moth's-eye view of William Blake -- Talents and virtues : another visit to Miss Goddard's grave -- God and dust : notes for a study day with the Bishop of Oxford -- The Republic of Heaven : God is dead, long live the Republic!
Subject Pullman, Philip, 1946- -- Books and reading.
Storytelling in literature.
Literature -- Appreciation.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Authors, English -- Books and reading.
Added Title Demon voices : on stories and storytelling
ISBN 9780525521174 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0525521178 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780525521181 (ebook)

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