Daemon Voices: Book summary and reviews of Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman

Daemon Voices

On Stories and Storytelling

by Philip Pullman

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Daemon Voices by Philip Pullman
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2018
    480 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art - the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.

One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story - from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others - and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, Daemon Voices is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.

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"Starred Review. A collection of pieces infused with abundant wisdom, provocative notions, and illuminating insights." - Kirkus

"The book is a toolbox stacked with generous, sensible advice for writers and thinkers who agree with Pullman that stories 'are not luxuries; they're essential to our wellbeing.'" - Publishers Weekly

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Philip Pullman Author Biography

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on October 19, 1946 to Audrey and Alfred Pullman. The early part of his childhood was spent traveling from base to base as his father, and later stepfather, were part of the Royal Air Force (RAF). At age seven, following the death of his father, Philip and his younger brother Francis moved back to Britain to live with their grandfather in Norfolk, an Anglican clergyman. Their mother moved to London to find work.

When Pullman was eight, a stepfather - another RAF pilot - entered the Pullman family and once again the family moved from base to base. For a time, they settled in Australia. In Australia, he first discovered the wonders of comic books, a force that would later influence both his writing and illustrating of future stories. The family moved ...

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