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Larsen, Kristine: "Dreaming the Universe. The Sandman: Overture, Creation Myths, and the Ultimate Observer." In: The Artistry of Neil Gaiman. Finding Light in the Shadows. Hrsg. v. Joseph Michael Sommers und Kyle Eveleth. (Critical Approaches to Comics Artists.) Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2019, S. 33–50. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Languages: English
DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.003.0003
BibTeX citation key: Larsen2019
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Keywords: "Sandman: Overture", Gaiman. Neil, Myth
Creators: Eveleth, Larsen, Sommers
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: The Artistry of Neil Gaiman. Finding Light in the Shadows
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Abstract
This chapter notes how Gaiman's work flits between the mythic, the real, and the mythopoeic, drawing upon physics and mathematics to analyze the spooky action (at a distance) paradox that Gaiman constructs in Overture. Looking at its placement with the larger Sandman universe as the prequel to the original text, this chapter will examine, in particular, Death's role in Dream's larger journey as "the ultimate observer" with the Sandman universe. Using her as the central perspective, the reader will discover how Death functions as that which brings order to the otherwise chaos of The Sandman.
  
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