When the publisher of the book that inspired a hit film and its co-star, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, died in December, it marked a remarkable turnaround in her fortunes.
But for her followers, who believed that she was a martyr, it was also a warning sign about what awaited them.
“She was a great storyteller, but she didn’t have the power to change society,” said Joanne K. Rolfe, an American author who was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“I’ve always felt that if you can’t make a difference with your words, your deeds, your message, your actions, it doesn’t matter what you say.
It doesn’t make any difference to the world if you’re dead or alive.”
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(CBC) Rowling’s death brought renewed attention to the problems faced by young women in a society dominated by a male-dominated gender hierarchy.
Many were worried that Rowling would never see her book and the millions of copies that she wrote because the book had not yet been translated into more than 80 languages.
“Harry Potter is the story of a young girl who has been raised by her father in the magical world of Harry Potter,” said Sarah Hodge, a New York-based author who had written the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone series.
“It’s her story.”
“Harry and the Goblet of Fire” was written by J. K. Rowling and published in the United States in 1997.
(Reuters) “She said what she meant to say, she was very sincere and passionate about what she said,” Hodge said.
“Her books are not meant to be preachy.
They are meant to have a sincere message that’s really touching and that really matters.”
And the books are often considered to be the bible of the female-dominated world of publishing.
The Casual Veiling of Harry, a first-person narrative set in the fictional world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is the bestselling book in the series and has sold more than three million copies.
But that book is not just about a girl who was born a boy and lived her life as a girl.
The book also explores the role of a female-led family in a patriarchal society and deals with sexual violence against women.
“When you read The Casual Vestiges of Harry,” Hoeve said, “you are not reading a book about a child but a book that really deals with how the patriarchal society has a very important role in it.”
“The Casual Vestige of Harry” by J K Rowling.
K Rowling) Rowling and her co-author, Daniel Radcliffe, were among the first to be published in countries that were free of gender restrictions in the late 1990s.
The books are written in English and have been translated to more than 60 languages.
While there is some overlap between the two series, it is the author’s style and the themes of the books that are most strongly rooted in Mormonism.
Radcliffe and Rowling both grew up in the Mormon Church and became active in its social causes after leaving the church.
Rowling was also the first author to receive the prestigious The Joseph Smith Papers Award for her memoir of growing up in Salt Lake City in the 1970s.
K Rowling’s The Casual Veil of Harry has changed how we think about gender and the role that women play in society,” Rolfea said.
While the book has been translated, the work remains the exclusive property of J. J. Abrams, the producer and director of the hit TV series Star Trek.
Abrams is a Mormon, a religious adherent to the religion, and the series has spawned numerous spinoffs.
Abrams said he did not want the book to become a “gateway” book for Mormon women to read or listen to books about their religion.
“We’re a religious community, and it’s very important to us that we preserve the integrity of our faith,” Abrams said.
The Mormon church’s teachings on gender and sexuality are also not often talked about by Mormons.
In a 2009 article for the Salt Lake Tribune, Mormon scholar and writer Sherry Turkle wrote about the book.
“A book by a woman writer should be welcome, and that means a book by women,” Turkle said.
According to the book’s Amazon listing, it has sold nearly two million copies worldwide.
Riddle’s death has also sparked debates about what happens when people lose their power.
“As someone who was part of the publishing industry, I can tell you that books are important, but you can lose them too,” said Rolfeee.
“The more that you can make a tangible difference, the more it will be in your favour.”