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Discworld is a wildly inventive literary creation that sprawls over dozens of books. David Skinner

A beginner’s guide to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

This Saturday it will be a year since Alzheimer’s stole Terry Pratchett from the world. We mark the occasion with a beginner’s guide to his most enduring creation, the 41-book Discworld series.
The definition of ‘literature’ is changeable, and inextricably linked with fashion. Pratchett image: EPA/Alessandro Della Bella. Austen image: Wikimedia Commons

Terry Pratchett, Jane Austen, and the definition of literature

Pratchett’s work is often classified as ‘genre fiction’ rather than literary fiction. Yet his relationship with genre is complex and adversarial. He sets genre stereotypes up to be deconstructed.

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