Articles tagged j.k. rowling

J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Charts the Perils of Adaption

In bringing J.K. Rowling's first post-Potter novel to TV, Sarah Phelps sands away the sharp corners and personal complications that made the book so memorable.

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What’s in a Pseudonym? J. K. Rowling Unmasked

Why would as popular an author as J.K. Rowling feel the need or desire to publish under a different name?

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Oprah May Say Goodbye, But I Say Hello

Not since the Beatles broke up has there been such a communal feeling of abandonment as there is with Oprah's final airing of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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The Boy Who Lives On: Harry Potter’s Place in Popular Culture

Harry Potter flew so high in popular cultural consciousness not by some force of magic, but by the simple, sometimes thrilling machinations of pop culture.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

Classic Harry

With six novels down, at least one to come, J.K. Rowling has elevated herself to among the masters of children's literature.

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Harry Potter and the judgment of posterity

Now that the conclusion of the seven-book Harry Potter saga is finally upon us, it is not too early to begin placing J.K. Rowling's creation into literary perspective. The Lords of High Culture, not surprisingly, have examined Harry and found him wanting.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:57 PM

Harry Potter and the last hurrah

When it comes to perceptiveness, I cannot claim the talent of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. But here are a few thoughts on what readers might -- or might not, or should, or should not -- encounter in Harry's last hurrah.

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Can Harry Potter conjure a generation of writers? Or, at least, readers?

Six years from now, experts believe, some of those youngsters will be writing fantasy and science fiction novels themselves. And if America is really lucky, the Potter generation might be more literate than the one that preceded it.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:55 PM

The end is near

Below, you'll find a spellbinding guide to all of the major characters and conflicts so far -- and what big questions should be answered in Book Seven.

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What awaits the literary world beyond the Deathly Hallows?

No matter what is following on Harry Potter's heels, Rowling has left a legacy of children's writing to which all fantasy newcomers will be compared.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:53 PM

Harry Potter death odds

Based on remarks made by Rowling, fans are expecting two important characters to die, but it could be more. Here is a rundown on Harry and other principals, along with the odds on their demise.

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18 Jul 2007 // 9:33 AM

NEW YORK - Harry Potter may be an English wizard, but here in the center of American publishing, he’s about to get an over-the-top

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18 Jul 2007 // 3:23 AM

An old-fashioned icon in a fragmented culture

Harry Potter is a throwback freak, the residue of a faded age, the likes of whom we may never see again. I don’t mean

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11 Jul 2007 // 2:45 AM

Daniel Radcliffe talks ‘Harry Potter’

Daniel Radcliffe has spent the years most young men reserve for rebellion being not only a superior role model for the millions of children who,

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17 May 2007 // 2:46 AM

LONDON - In the halls of a London private elementary school, in some ways not so different from the Hogwarts of J.K. Rowling’s

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1 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

With her astonishing run of the first five books, Rowling's magical thrillers have grown increasingly darker, using deaths in books four and five to really give the story's arc an emotional heft the first trio were thin on.

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