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Discworld and the Disciplines:  Critical Approaches to the Terry Pratchett Works

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Discworld and the Disciplines: Critical Approaches to the Terry Pratchett Works

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Author: Anne Hiebert Alton
William C. Spruiell
Publisher: McFarland & Company, 2014
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Genre: Fantasy
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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.


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