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Harry Potter and the Secret Subtext

A subtle theme it’s easy to miss in the novels

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Charlotte Alter raises an interesting question in her new book about millennials: Were millennials shaped by Harry Potter, or did they shape him?

The answer might seem obvious: Of course, J.K. Rowling influenced millennials, and not vice versa. If it weren’t true, millennials wouldn’t have packed…




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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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