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Berlatsky, Noah (6 January 2022). "Opinion | Why most people still miss these antisemitic tropes in "Harry Potter" ". NBC News. Archived from the original on 28 March 2022 . Retrieved 30 September 2022. Various religious fundamentalists have claimed that the books promote witchcraft and religions such as Wicca and are therefore unsuitable for children, [154] [155] [156] while a number of critics have criticised the books for promoting various political agendas. [157] [158] The series has landed the American Library Associations' Top 10 Banned Book List in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2019 with claims it was anti-family, discussed magic and witchcraft, contained actual spells and curses, referenced the occult/Satanism, violence, and had characters who used "nefarious means" to attain goals, as well as conflicts with religious viewpoints. [159]

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Main article: Harry Potter in translation The Russian translation of The Deathly Hallows goes on sale in Moscow, 2007.


Antioch, Cadmus, and Ignotus Peverell – Three brothers who were the original owners of the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Invisibility Cloak, respectively. Hitchens, Christopher (12 August 2007). "The Boy Who Lived". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 16 April 2009 . Retrieved 1 April 2008. Harry Potter casts a spell on the world". CNN. 18 July 1999. Archived from the original on 26 July 2008 . Retrieved 28 September 2008.

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Michael Rosen, a novelist and poet, held the opinion that the books were not suited for children, as they would be unable to grasp the complex themes. Rosen also stated that "J. K. Rowling is more of an adult writer." [111] The critic Anthony Holden wrote in The Observer on his experience of judging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the 1999 Whitbread Awards. His overall view of the series was negative – "the Potter saga was essentially patronising, conservative, highly derivative, dispiritingly nostalgic for a bygone Britain", and he speaks of "a pedestrian, ungrammatical prose style". [112] Ursula K. Le Guin said, "I have no great opinion of it [...] it seemed a lively kid's fantasy crossed with a ' school novel,' good fare for its age group, but stylistically ordinary, imaginatively derivative, and ethically rather mean-spirited." [113] By contrast, author Fay Weldon, while admitting that the series is "not what the poets hoped for", nevertheless goes on to say, "but this is not poetry, it is readable, saleable, everyday, useful prose". [114] Corliss, R. (21 July 2000). "Why 'Harry Potter' Did a Harry Houdini". Time. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010 . Retrieved 16 May 2009. Rozhon, Tracie (21 April 2007). "A Brief Walk Through Time at Scholastic". The New York Times. p.C3. Archived from the original on 16 April 2009 . Retrieved 21 April 2007.Penrod, D (December 2001). "The Trouble with Harry: A Reason for Teaching Media Literacy to Young Adults". The Writing Instructor. Professional Writing Program at Purdue University. Archived from the original on 16 December 2008 . Retrieved 16 May 2009. Rich, Mokoto (17 July 2007). "The Voice of Harry Potter Can Keep a Secret". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 6 September 2019 . Retrieved 6 September 2019. Harry Potter: Fans have listened to books for one billion hours". BBC Newsround. 30 November 2022. Archived from the original on 6 February 2023 . Retrieved 8 February 2023.

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The Bloody Baron – Slytherin House ghost. Suitor of Helena Ravenclaw before killing her in a fit of blind rage, then commits suicide in remorse. Ariana Dumbledore – Sister of Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore, killed in a three-way duel between her brothers and Gellert Grindelwald. Rowling, JK (2006). "Biography". JKRowling.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2006 . Retrieved 21 May 2006.

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a b King, Stephen (23 July 2000). "Wild About Harry". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009 . Retrieved 9 August 2010. ...the Harry Potter books are, at heart, satisfyingly shrewd mystery tales. A Whited, Lana (2004). The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon. University of Missouri Press. p.28. ISBN 978-0-8262-1549-9. Rowling said that, to her, the moral significance of the tales seems "blindingly obvious". In the fourth book, Dumbledore speaks of a "choice between what is right and what is easy"; Rowling views this as a key theme, "because that ... is how tyranny is started, with people being apathetic and taking the easy route and suddenly finding themselves in deep trouble". [51]

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