How Does “Harry” Rank As Literature?

“No one questions the popularity of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series — 350 million copies now in print worldwide, with the seventh and final book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” going on sale Saturday with the largest first press run, 12 million, in the history of American publishing. But that enormous popularity has overshadowed consideration of the series’ literary merits.”