Harry Potter and the American Philosopher's Stone

By Tsvi Blanchard

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, December 21, 2001

The author examines the appeal of the Harry Potter stories in contemporary American culture. He asserts that the books fit the classic American ideal of an innocent hero who faces a dangerous challenge with integrity and overcomes it. Additionally, the books provide a glimpse into another dimension of existence which the author links to contemporary American culture's search for intense and transformative experience.

Topic: Spirituality, Jewish Identity, Publications, Identity

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Blanchard, Tsvi. Harry Potter and the American Philosopher's Stone. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 21 December 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=847


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