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Terry Pratchett (1948 – )

Nationality: English Periods: British: 20th Century

Author of humorous fantasy novels, best known for his Discworld series.

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Criticism about Terry Pratchett

Postmodern Parody in the Discworld Novels of Terry Pratchett
“The aim of this dissertation will be to determine whether the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett can be accurately described as postmodern parody: to discover what, if anything, they parody, how this is done, and what its implications are, particularly in reference to theories of the postmodern. The first chapter will explore these last in further detail, while the second and third chapters will concentrate more on parody, coming to a definition of the term (especially in contrast to terms like pastiche and satire, with which it is often confused) and judging how it relates to the Discworld novels.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Chris Bryant
Keywords: Parody, Postmodernism, Humor

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The Annotated Pratchett File
“Terry Pratchett’s work is chock-full of references, allusions, parodies and in-jokes. Readers from all over the world have collected more than 1300 of such annotations in a huge document called the Annotated Pratchett File (or APF). The L-Space Web provides you with an on-line version of the APF, but the APF also be downloaded as a normal text file, as a snazzy PostScript file, or in a variety of other formats from the Terry Pratchett Archives.”
Contains: Commentary
Author: Leo Breebaart
From: The L-Space Web
The L-Space Web
“Confifting of that part of thee WORLDE WIDE WEBB which contains COMMENTARIES and EXPLICATIONS upon the MULTITUDINOUS WORKS of MISTER TERENCE PRATCHETT ESQUIRE, scribe of thysse parifh. AND also many JESTS and WITTICISMS contributed by thee GOOD FOLKE of that ASSEMBLY known as ALT.FAN.PRATCHETT.”
Contains: Pictures, Awards, Interview, Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Sketch
Author: Robert Collier
Terry Pratchett Books
Publisher site about the author. Includes information about his works, his life, and a message board.
Contains: Sketch, Works Available

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Last Updated Nov 15, 2010