Harry Potter and the Alchemical Rings

Since Will is not one to toot his own horn (who am I trying to fool?), I thought I should point out that the first of two guest posts written by our very own William Sprague has been published here at the Hogwarts Professor. Hogwarts Professor is the blog of John Granger, who is a literary critic, Harry Potter scholar extraordinaire, and author of several books such as How Harry Cast His Spell: The Meaning Behind the Mania for J. K. Rowling’s Bestselling Books and Harry Potter as Ring Composition and Ring Cycle. I highly recommend his books; How Harry Cast His Spell has been a great help to me both in seeing the wonderful complexities and structure of the Harry Potter series and in interpreting literature in general.

The title of Will’s post at Hogwarts Professor is “The Connection of Ring Composition and Literary Alchemy in the Layout of the Seven Book Harry Potter Series.” While the title may be daunting, and the post may primarily be of interest to people who are familiar with the Harry Potter series (although a little familiarity with literary alchemy might help), Will makes some great points, and I for one am very excited to see them published.

Maybe a brief overview of literary alchemy is a good topic for a future post here at Getting Legs. We’ll see…

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