Terry Pratchett s Narrative Worlds

HogfatHer. Originating from the human mind, fantasy and belief share an 'unreal' immaterial nature that cannot be easily detected or directly seen with our physical eyes. They are mental productions or representations whose processing ...

Author: Marion Rana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319672983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

The Turtle Moves

Hogfather. (1 ). The. aUdItorS oF reaLIty, last seen in Reaper Man, are back. this time they're trying a somewhat ... and have engaged the Guild of assassins to put an end to the hogfather, discworld's equivalent of Santa Claus—or ...

Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935618385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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After growing from humble beginnings as a Sword & Sorcery parody to more than 30 volumes of wit, wisdom, and whimsy, the Discworld series has become a phenomenon unlike any other. Now, in The Turtle Moves!, Lawrence Watt-Evans presents a story-by-story history of Discworld's evolution as well as essays on Pratchett's place in literary canon, the nature of the Disc itself, and the causes and results of the Discworld phenomenon, all refreshingly free of literary jargon littered with informative footnotes. Part breezy reference guide, part droll commentary, The Turtle Moves! will enlighten and entertain every Pratchett reader, from the casual browser to the most devout of Discworld's fans.

The Ultimate Discworld Companion

[LL] Hogfather, the. Now, at least, the Hogfather is a kind old gentleman with whiskers and boots who arrives, to the sound of hog bells, with a sack of toys on HOGSWATCHNIGHT . Children leave out a glass of wine and a pork pie for him, ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473223539

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 988

The absolute, comprehensive, from Tiffany Aching to Jack Zweiblumen guide to all things Discworld, fully illustrated by Paul Kidby. The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the back of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space. It is also the global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). There's an awful lot of Discworld to keep track of. But fear not! Help is at hand. For the very first time, everything (and we mean everything) you could possibly want to know has been crammed into one place. If you need a handy guide to locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis . . . If you can't tell your Achmed the Mads from your Jack Zweiblumens . . . If your life depends on distinguishing between the Agatean Empire and the Zoons . . . Look no further. Compiled and perfected by Stephen Briggs, the man behind The Ultimate Discworld Companion's predecessor Turtle Recall, this is your ultimate guide to Sir Terry Pratchett's beloved fantasy world.

Terry Pratchett

Discworld 20 – Hogfather Hogfather (Victor Gollancz, 1996). First UK hardback in priced dustwrapper at £15.99. Blue boards with gilt titles. 70,000 copies. CRAIG CABELL Hogfather (Victor Gollancz, 1996). Proof copy. 196 copies.

Author: Craig Cabell

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1857826787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes.

Turtle Recall

[LL] Hogfather, the. Now, at least, the Hogfather is kind old gentleman with whiskers and boots who arrives, to the sound of hog bells, with a sack of toys on HOGSWATCHNIGHT. Children leave out a glass of wine and a pork pie for him, ...

Author: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575091215

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 889

The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A'Tuin, as it slowly swims through space. It is also a global publishing phenomenon with sales of over 70 million books worldwide (but who's counting?). The publication of Snuff brought the Discworld canon to 39 books - not including the various guides, mapps, diaries and other side-projects. That's a lot of Discworld to keep track of - more than most people can manage with just the one head - but fear not: help is at hand! If you're looking for the ultimate authority on probably the most heavily populated - certainly the most hilarious - setting in fantasy literature... If you need a handy guide to Discworld locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis... If you want help telling Achmed the Mad from Jack Zweiblumen... If your life depends on being able to distinguish the Agatean Empire from the Zoons... ...look no further than Turtle Recall - the latest Discworld Companion, fully updated and completely up to Snuff!

An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett

Hogfather The Auditors of Reality continue their attempt to rationalise the universe , but this time have their eyes on the Hogfather . They employ the Guild of Assassins to kill him off , and hence the ruthless Jonathan Teatime is ...

Author: Andrew M. Butler

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 484

View: 886

A hugely revealing critical encyclopedia of the whole Pratchett oeuvre, including non-Discworld novels, works for children and miscellania.

Pratchett s Women

Having said that, Hogfather has some excellent bits, and Susan is magnificent even if once again she is relegated to the role of helper/mentor/tidy-upper-of-disasters and isn't allowed to play with the plot-relevant main characters for ...

Author: Tansy Rayner Roberts

Publisher: Tansy Rayner Roberts

ISBN: 0648174158

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 110

View: 193

From Granny Weatherwax to Susan Death and beyond... Terry Pratchett's Discworld is an epic, groundbreaking work of fantasy often hailed for its originality, humour and deep, layered intelligence. But what about the women? Award-winning author & pop culture critic Tansy Rayner Roberts looks at the portrayal of female characters in many of Pratchett's best loved books, from the early years of fantasy satire and sexy lamps to the more complex, iconic characters of the witches, werewolves, dwarves and queens. Contains 10 essays about gender and the Discworld, including "Socks, Lies & the Monstrous Regiment" which is exclusive to this collection.

Discworld and the Disciplines

The plot of Hogfather is a simple tale about the death of a god—or at least a rotund demigod of sparkling trees, ho-ho-hos, and gift-wrapped presents who has difficulty climbing in and out of chimneys on a certain day of the year—and ...

Author: Anne Hiebert Alton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 946

This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett’s treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers’ perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the “monstrous Regiment of Women.” The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett’s work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.

How We Are

The novelist Terry Pratchett makes the same point in his story about the Hogfather. In Pratchett's alternative universe of Discworld, the Hogfather is Father Christmas. Like Costner and Bentham, Pratchett wants to point out the ...

Author: Vincent Deary

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241005620

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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We live in small worlds. An astonishing literary debut and the first book in the monumental How To Live trilogy, How We Are explores the power of habit and the difficulty of change. A story told in three parts, this profound and ambitious trilogy gets right to the heart of what it means to be human: how we work, how we break, and how we mend. As Vincent Deary shows us, we live most of our lives automatically, in small worlds of more or less comfortable routine - what he calls Act One. Conscious change requires deliberate effort, and so, for the most part, we avoid it. But inevitably, from within or without, something will come along to disturb our small worlds - some News From Elsewhere. And with ingrained reluctance, we begin the work of adjustment: Act Two. Over decades of psychotherapeutic work, Deary has been a witness to the theatre of change - the way that ordinary people get stuck, struggle with new circumstances, and eventually transform their lives and get better. He is also keenly aware that novelists, poets, philosophers and theologians have grappled with these experiences for far longer than psychologists have. Drawing on his own personal experience, and a staggering range of literary, philosophical and cultural sources, Deary has produced a mesmerizing and universal portrait of the human condition. Part psychologist, part philosopher, part novelist, Deary helps us to see how we can resist being mere habit machines, and make our acts and our lives more fully our own. Vincent Deary is a health psychologist at Northumbria University. This, his first book, is part one of the How To Live trilogy, and will be followed by How We Break (book 2) and How We Mend (book 3).

The Wyrdest Link

Hogfather – where aversion of the mindlessly chatty ELIZAcomputer program runs on Hex atUnseen University,parrying the Bursar's babblings with '+++ Tell Me About Your Spoon +++' and '+++ How Long Have You Been Mr Jelly? +++' 2.

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473208351

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

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A follow-up to the highly successful Discworld Unseen University Quizbook, The Wyrdest Link will present itself as qualifying tests for various levels of mastery in Ankh-Morpork City's Guilds and other organisations - from the dignified Thieves' Guild to illicit outfits like the feared Breccia (the trolls' Mafia) or the wholly reprehensive Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night (see Guards! Guards!). As before, the straight Discworld general knowledge inquisition - presented with offbeat twists and linking themes - will be varied with trick questions, outrageous bogglers, and the occasional near-impossible poser to suit all levels of Discworld fans.