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The Philosophy and Mythology of Harry Potter
Patrick McCauley
• Explores the deeper philosophical, ethical, and mythological meanings of the Harry Potter series
• A comprehensive reflection on all seven Harry Potter novels
• Shows deeper meaning and profound implications hidden just below the surface of the story
This book takes a look at the arc of the storyline in
Harry Potter
, digging below the surface to explore ethical,
mythological, and religious meanings in J.K. Rowling’s best-selling series. Why do we find ourselves so intrigued with
the tale of Harry Potter?Many of themillions who passionately read the Harry Potter series found they could relate to
the details, dreams, and fears of Harry’s life. From a phoenix that dies and rises again to Dumbledore, a character who
appears in a realmbeyond death, there can be little doubt that Rowling’s story delves into profound themes and ideas.
She tackles issues of grief, responsibility, individual excellence, and heroism in the face of violence and corruption.
This philosophical analysis shows that if, in fact, we do find ourselves reflected in Harry’s story, then we may also find
that our destiny and individual potential resonates with his as well.
Patrick McCauley
received a PhD in Philosophical Theology and Literature from the University of Iowa, an MA
in English Literature from Binghamton, and a BS in Cinema Production from Ithaca. He teaches religion, literature,
and philosophy at Chestnut Hill College.
Size: 7" x 10"• 13 color images • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4945-4 • hard cover • $24.99
A Contemporary Global Movement
Shane Pomajambo, Foreword by Carlo McCormick
• Part 1 of a series covering the world's most influential muralists
• 50 muralists with nearly 400 photos of staggering murals and statements by the artists themselves
• Features a foreword by New York art and culture critic Carlo McCormick
This first installment in a four-part series is a celebratory tour of some of the most vibrant, impressive,
contemporarymural art in the world. Fifty artists from six continents share nearly 400 examples of their best
work and a little bit about their own lives and journeys as muralists.The criteria for inclusion in the book was
simple: the artists had to be full-time muralists who push the boundaries of the art form and engage with
the medium as a vital social concept. Many of these artists don't have homes; they travel the globe, entering
foreign communities and cultures, and find shelter from hosts of festivals or art lovers. It's this dedication to
their craft that sets this breed of artists apart from traditional artists, such as painters and sculptors, but their
level of commitment is also what bridges the worlds of fine art and street art.
Shane Pomajambo
is theCEOandCreativeDirector of ArtWhinoGallery, aDC-based art gallerywhose
mission is to bring together the pioneers of the worldwide Lowbrow art movement.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 364 color photos • 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5001-6 • hard cover • $34.99
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