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Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then

By: Held, Jacob M.(Edited by)

1442222522 / 9781442222526
Stock expected by 21/12/2019
24 cm ix, 249 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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For generations the elements of humor, poignancy, fantasy, and unfettered morality found within acclaimed children's author Roald Dahl's most famous tales have captivated both children and adults.

Classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, and The BFG may initially appear to be yarns spun for the amusement of the adolescent mind, however, upon digging deeper one uncovers a treasure trove of philosophical richness that is anything but childish, but in fact reveals the true existential weight, and multi-layered meaning of some of our favorite children's stories.

Editor Jacob M. Held has collected the insights of today's leading philosophers into the significances, messages, and greater truths at which Dahl's rhythmic writing winks, revealing a whole new way to appreciate the creation of a man and mind to which readers of all ages are still drawn.


DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy, HPS Social & political philosophy

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