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Title Neil Gaiman and philosophy : gods gone wild! / edited by Tracy L. Bealer, Rachel Luria, and Wayne Yuen
Published Chicago, IL : Open Court, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 195 pages)
Series Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 66
Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 66
Contents Traveling with the gods / Tracy L. Bealer, Rachel Luria -- [part 1.] Gods behaving badly. Mr. Wednesday's game of chance / Elizabeth Swanstrom -- American gods is all lies! / Greg Littmann -- To survive, you must believe / Ray Bossert -- American monads / Richard Rosenbaum -- [part 2.] What you see. Living in the Dreamworld / T. Bradley Richards -- Apologizing to a rat / Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry -- Seeing isn't believing / Kandace Lytle -- [part 3.] The grim teacher. The high cost of learning / Andrew Terjesen -- Coming of age with the ageless / Wade Newhouse -- Hell can be good for you / Najwa Al-Tabaa -- Tead teach us how to live / Wayne Yuen -- [part 4.] Questions of identity. Forever Batman / Brandon Kempner -- Four bikers of the Apocalypse / Tuomas W. Manninen -- Nobody's home / Robert T. Tally Jr
Summary "Neil Gaiman is the imaginative wizard behind the best-selling novels American Gods (soon to be an HBO series) and The Anansi Boys, the graphic series The Sandman, and popular children's books like Coraline and The Graveyard Book. Neil Gaiman and Philosophy looks at Gaiman's work through a philosophical lens. How does fantasy interact with reality and what can each tell us about the other? Do we each have other selves who embody different personal qualities? If the unknown influences the known, is the unknown just as real as the known? What makes people truly valuable? In Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, eighteen philosophers explore Gaiman's best-loved and unforgettable worlds: The Graveyard Book, a macabre parallel to The Jungle Book, in which the boy Bod is raised by the supernatural inhabitants of a graveyard ; Coraline, in which a girl neglected by her parents finds another world with an Other Mother who pays her a lot of attention, but then turns out to be evil and won't let her go ; Neverwhere, in which a London man discovers a magical parallel city, London Below ; The Sandman, best-selling comic books in which the Lord of Dreams attempts to rebuild his kingdom after years of imprisonment ; Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett) treats biblical prophecy, the Antichrist, and the End Times as a hilarious comic tale, filled with sly but good-humored twists and turns ; MirrorMask, where a young circus girl finds that the pictures she has drawn have given her access to a fantastic world of light and shadow, populated with characters who have designs on her"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Gaiman, Neil -- Criticism and interpretation.
Philosophy in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bealer, Tracy Lyn.
Luria, Rachel, 1974-
Yuen, Wayne, 1978-
ISBN 081269791X (electronic bk.)
9780812697919 (electronic bk.)