Roald Dahl and Philosophy

Roald Dahl and Philosophy

A Little Nonsense Now and Then

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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.
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland :, Rowman & Littlefield,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781442222526
Branch Call Number: 823 DAH ROA
Characteristics: ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Held, Jacob M. 1977-

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