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Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk
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Neil Gaiman Lit Soc talk

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An introduction to the genius author that is Neil Gaiman

An introduction to the genius author that is Neil Gaiman

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  • 1. https://www.facebook.com/180877178221/photos/a.1015198041057 3222.1073741830.180877178221/10151980412473222/?type=3&the ater
  • 2. A bit about Neil… • Born in Portchester in 1960. Now lives in the USA. • First book – Duran Duran Biography! • “Literary Rock Star” • Nearly 2 Million Followers on Twitter (@neilhimself)
  • 3. Three Authors in One 1. Children/YA Novelist 2. Novelist for adults 3. Graphic novelist Also writes short stories and written for TV/film, including two recent Doctor Who episodes…
  • 4. Books for the young “Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.” – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • 5. • The one with the ‘buttons for eyes’ • Unknown merges with the known • A twisted (but hopeful) fairy tale – GK Chesterton epigraph at start of novel
  • 6. • The Jungle Book as reimagined by Neil Gaiman • Union of the Natural and the Supernatural – Danse Macabre
  • 7. Adult Novels
  • 8. • His ‘Great American Novel’ • America’s troubled reality • A plethora of mythologies
  • 9. • A dark ‘fairy tale for grown ups’ • Uses classic fairy tale tropes • Victorian setting
  • 10. Graphic Novels
  • 11. * In my opinion His Masterpiece* * - In my opinion
  • 12. The Endless Destiny Death Dream Destruction Desire Despair Delirium (formerly Delight)
  • 13. Illusion and Allusion A few examples… • A Dream of a Thousand Cats –Plato’s Parable of the Cave • A Midsummer Night’s Dream • The Furies
  • 14. Neil in a Nutshell “Neil Gaiman is a star. He constructs stories like some demented cook might make a wedding cake, building layer upon layer, including all kinds of sweet and sour in the mix.” Clive Barker

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