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Title Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then / edited by Jacob M. Held
Published Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014
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Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Epicurus and the Chocolate Factory; 2 On Getting Our Just Desserts; 3 Matilda, Existentialist Superhero; 4 The Existential Journey of James Henry Trotter; 5 Of Mice and (Posthu)Man; 6 "Who Is This Crazy Man?"; 7 "He Will Be Altered Quite a Bit"; 8 Matilda and the Philosophy of Education; 9 Shattering the Glass Elevator; 10 The Fantastically Just Mr. Fox; 11 Willy Wonka and the Imperial Chocolate Factory; 12 George's Marvelous Medicine, or, What Should We Do about Global Hunger?; 13 Crodswoggle, Flushbunking, and All Things Friendship in The BFG
14 Charlie and the Nightmare Factory15 Brimful of Buzzburgers; 16 Dewey's Marvelous Medicine; Notes; Index; Twits, Witches, and Dirty Beasts: Author Biographies
Summary 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. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dahl, Roald -- Criticism and interpretation.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Philosophy in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Barkman, Adam, 1979-
Bokma, Matthew
Butterfield, Elizabeth.
Cobb, Cam (Cameron), 1972-
Dale, Timothy M.
Duncan, Taine
Foy, Joseph J.
Held, Jacob M., 1977-
Jeffcoat, Tanya
Karavitis, John V
Kleist, Chad
Littman, Greg
Napolitano, Marc.
Nell, Miranda
Novy, Ron
Pötzsch, Janelle.
Rider, Benjamin.
ISBN 1306964857
1442222530 (electronic bk.)
9781306964852
9781442222533 (electronic bk.)