Articles tagged j.k. rowling

Wednesday, July 17 2013

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?


Tuesday, May 24 2011

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.


Monday, July 30 2007

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.


Thursday, July 19 2007

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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