Warm, entertaining, and above all thought-provoking, Daemon Voices provides a remarkable insight into the mind of one of our greatest writers. He explains which storytellers have meant the most to him, including William Blake and John Milton, why their work has resonated with him, and how it has inspired his own thinking. In over 30 essays, written over 20 years, Philip Pullman reveals the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.
'Pullman is eloquent on the craft and power of storytelling' Observer ; 'As if I'm sneaking into a year of lectures and classes with one of the masters of this art... Pullman shares advice, secrets, thoughts in such a down-to-earth, friendly manner, it almost makes me want to weep' Guardian Best Books of 2017 ; 'Luminously written' Times Literary Supplement ; 'A gold mine... So much richness is to be found in this collection... Humane, wise and immensely readable, Daemon Voices is a fascinating tour of Pullman's teeming imagination and an inestimable illumination of the writing life' Financial Times ; '[Pullman's] reflections on how to nourish the imagination of children in an age of screens are excellent' Spectator ; 'Daemon Voices casts an entrancing spell... To read [these essays] is to be invigorated by the company of a joyfully wide-ranging, endlessly curious and imaginative mind' New York Times ; 'A compelling, convincing, eminently readable treatise on the importance of imagination and telling tales, Daemon Voices is a powerful insight into the mind of the greatest storyteller of our time' Kiran Millwood Hargrave ; 'Pullman is as fine a thinker as he is a storyteller... abundant wisdom, provocative notions, and illuminating insights' Kirkus starred review (US) ; 'This very impressive collection of essays, lectures and reviews...distils the thoughts on storytelling of one of our great storytellers' Children's Books History Society
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