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Old 09-25-2013, 12:25 PM   #132
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Default Re: The Prequel Trilogy General Discussion and Appreciation Thread

I recently stumbled upon this book, and it's making quite the interesting read: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/078...9800_nrn_title

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The Star Wars Heresies: Interpreting the Themes, Symbols and Philosophies of Episodes I, II and III

Book Description:
Despite the insatiable public appetite for all things Star Wars, the more analytical side of the saga is all too often ignored. This book offers a new way of seeing George Lucas' space opera--particularly the prequel trilogy, a series never given a fair chance because of constant comparisons to the iconic originals. In the classic style of Joseph Campbell, the trilogy is viewed through the lens of myth and metaphor, revealing a body of work not only worthy of scholarly study but perhaps destined to find therein its home. A wide variety of philosophical and mythological themes are presented and expounded upon, drawing from a rich source of scholars, thinkers, writers, and poets from East and West alike. Heretical or not, the Star Wars prequels are a surprisingly rich source of insight into the saga--as well as the human drama--as a whole.

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