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This is the Big Society, you see. It must be big, to contain so many volunteers. | openDemocracy
"Leave the libraries alone. You don’t know the value of what you’re looking after. It is too precious to destroy." I know that the rhetoric works better as a speech than in writing; still I can't help but agree with this. It tugs at things important to me, and what a small village public library meant for my childhood.
libraries  politics  phillippullman  society  uk 
january 2011 by infovore
Philip Pullman refuses to undergo 'insulting' child safety check
Good for him. It does seem pretty insane that someone who's never going to be left alone with children has to prove his innocence in advance.
phillippullman  author  michaelmorpurgo  quentinblake  culture  books  telegraph  security  safety  children  schools  education  paranoia 
july 2009 by minifig
Philip Pullman on the pointless menace of censorship
"My basic objection to religion is not that it isn't true; I like plenty of things that aren't true. It's that religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good."
phillippullman  religion  politics  censorship  literature  guardian  freedom  writer  newspaper 
october 2008 by minifig
Material worlds | Book club | Guardian Unlimited Books
John Mullan on readers' clear-sighted responses to Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials. (Saturday January 5, 2008)
phillippullman  hisdarkmaterials  literature  article 
january 2008 by fafarbetter
'Story' versus 'literature' | Book club | Guardian Unlimited Books
Week three: Philip Pullman speaks up for the narrator and argues that 'literature' is what a film director must leave out when translating a 'story' into a movie. (Saturday December 29, 2007)
phillippullman  hisdarkmaterials  literature  interview  article 
january 2008 by fafarbetter
Borrowing from Paradise Lost | Book club | Guardian Unlimited Books
Week two: In His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman there is the rich texture of allusions and quotations, which is more than decorative, writes John Mullan (Saturday December 22, 2007)
phillippullman  hisdarkmaterials  literature  article 
january 2008 by fafarbetter
Other worlds | Book club | Guardian Unlimited Books
Philip Pullman has created a world that is at once strange and recognisable in His Dark Materials, says John Mullan (Saturday December 15, 2007)
phillippullman  hisdarkmaterials  literature  article 
january 2008 by fafarbetter
Wired's review of the Northern Lights film (yeah, yeah, The Golden 'Compass') confirms my fears
Frankly, without seeing the film, but knowing it was going to be made, I could have told you that this was how it was going to turn out. And now, I have no intention of seeing it at all.
film  thegoldencompass  northernlights  hisdarkmaterials  phillippullman  wired  blog  article  review 
december 2007 by minifig
AlterNet: The Anti-Christian Mythology of Phillip Pullman
"If Lyra's transformation from hero to second-class citizen is what passes for anti-Christian storytelling, maybe we should be looking for a new way out of the religion problem."
PhillipPullman  Christianity  Sexuuality  HisDarkMaterials 
february 2007 by chigaze

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