Harry Potter Smart Talk

Harry Potter Smart Talk

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by John Granger
     
 

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'Harry Potter Smart Talk' is a Greatest Hits Collection from the Potter Pundits. the three literary mavens on the wildly popular PotterCast of The Leaky Cauldron. Four transcripts of Harry Potter fandom's favorite podcasts along with two talks each from James Thomas, Travis Prinzi, and John Granger make this a reading experience that will delight the casual Hogwarts…  See more details below

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'Harry Potter Smart Talk' is a Greatest Hits Collection from the Potter Pundits. the three literary mavens on the wildly popular PotterCast of The Leaky Cauldron. Four transcripts of Harry Potter fandom's favorite podcasts along with two talks each from James Thomas, Travis Prinzi, and John Granger make this a reading experience that will delight the casual Hogwarts reader and 'wow' even the most serious Potter maniac. From the secret code of Harry Potter names - why all those doubled letters and initials - to the real world Muggles and Seekers of the English Civil War that are the historical backdrop to Harry's adventures, with sidetrips to discuss Christmas at Hogwarts and the esoteric meaning of Luna Lovegood's lovable lunancy, 'Harry Potter Smart Talk' is a must-have guide to the world's best selling books by three geeks who love to laugh almost as much as they love a great book. The Perfect Gift for your favorite Potter-phile! As Melissa Anelli, author of 'Harry, A History,' wrote in the Foreword to 'Smart Talk,' "here is the Ivory Tower in Hagrid's Hut!"

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Editorial Reviews

Dr. Amy Sturgis
Travis Prinzi gets to the heart and soul of literature, and he conveys his insights in a way that will fascinate and delight readers.
Lev Grossman
John Granger is the Dean of Harry Potter Scholars.
melancholy 101
The discussions within this book are both deep and intriguing. Each chapter brought new light to the Harry Potter series, giving Potterphiles ideas to explore the next time they read the series through.
Queen Susan
If you've never heard the PotterCast discussions of the "Potter Pundits" (James Thomas, Travis Prinzi and John Granger) or read their various books, then Harry Potter Smart Talk is the book you want to read. The book contains transcripts from Potter Pundits segments from the PotterCast podcast (found on the Leaky Cauldron web site) and essays from upcoming books by each pundit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982963302
Publisher:
Unlocking Press
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Granger is an author, speaker, and professor. A graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied classical languages and literature, he uses Harry Potter to teach English literature online at HogwartsProfessor.com. He is a frequent speaker at academic and fan conferences and has been interviewed as a "Harry Potter expert" in the "Wall Street Journal," the "New York Times," CNN, and the DVD of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." He and his wife, Mary, have seven children.

Travis Prinzi is one of the Potter Pundits on The Leaky Cauldron's PotterCast (PotterCast.com), and he blogs regularly at TheHogsHead.org. He's the author of "Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds" (Zossima Press, 2008) and editor of "Hog's Head Conversations: Essays on Harry Potter" (Zossima 2009). His blog enjoys an international readership as it continues to explore the Harry Potter books and related literature. Prinzi holds an M.S degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Rochester and an M.A degree in Theological Studies from Northeastern Seminary. He has given presentations and Keynote talks at six different Potter conferences in the U.S. and Canada.

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