Santiago Colás

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I would like to thank students in two seminars—one for freshman and one for graduate students—at the University of Michigan for expanding my own readings of the novel; Vincenzo Binetti for guiding me at a crucial moment; Ana Ros for patiently reading and talking me through numerous drafts; and my children Adam and Eva Cola´s for first sharing with me the wonder and the challenges of His Dark Materials; Eva, particularly, for officially testing whether or not this essay was understandable to a fifteen year old reader of Pullman.