[books] Narnia books attacked as racist and sexist — Philip Pullman on C. S. Lewis, Narnia and the “Republic of Heaven” … ‘Asked about his concept of a republic of heaven, Pullman said: “When it was possible to have a belief about God and heaven, it represented something we all desired. It had a profound meaning in human life. But when it no longer became possible to believe, a lot of people felt despair. What was the meaning of life? It seems that our nature is so formed that we need a feeling of connectedness with the universe. If there is no longer a king, or a kingdom of heaven, it will have to be a republic in which we are free citizens. We ourselves as citizens have to build the republic of heaven.”‘

Philip Pullman on Narnia

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2002 at 11:23 am and is filed under Books.

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Thanks for all your links on Pullman over the past 12 months, Darren. They’re pretty much what prompted me to read His Dark Materials, and I’m glad I did.

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