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[This introduction to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere explores how the opening chapter to the novel Neverwhere foreshadows much that is to come; offers some background into the transformations of Neverwhere from BBC television series to novel to comics; introduces the author, Neil Gaiman; highlights...
[Neverwhere provides an excellent introduction to fantasy and presents a useful opportunity to illustrate many of the genre’s defining features. In this chapter, Brian Attebery’s characteristics of fantasy, outlined in his 1992 Strategies of Fantasy study, are introduced, as are Farah...
[This chapter extends on chapter two’s discussion by exploring other ways that Neverwhere participates in fantasy narrative traditions and trends. It begins by examining Neil Gaiman’s playful use of language in the novel, with a focus on his attribution of actual referents corresponding to the...
[This chapter considers the ways in which works of fantasy in general and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere in particular are never simply flights of fantasy divorced from the “real world,” but instead are inevitably shaped by and responsive to the circumstances of their production. They show us that the...
[Neverwhere presents a very interesting case study in transmediality since it started off as a television series; it was expanded into a novel that was then lightly adapted for American readers and then subsequently revised again by Gaiman in the “author’s preferred edition”; it has been...
[This brief concluding chapter to A Critical Companion to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere introduces other approaches to the novel that could be pursued including psychoanalytic, queer theory, and postcolonial. It is also suggested that the novel could be more fully contextualized in light of its late...
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