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Dr. Seuss : American icon

Author: Philip Nel
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dr. Seuss: American Icon examines one of the most influential authors and artists of the 20th century: Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as "Dr. Seuss." Here, Philip Nel takes a fascinating look into the key aspects of Seuss's career - his poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination." "Nel argues convincingly that Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential poets in America. His nonsense  Read more...
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Named Person: Seuss, Dr.; Seuss, Dr.; Seuss, Dr.; Seuss, Dr.; Theodor Seuss Geisel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Nel
ISBN: 0826414346 9780826414342 0826417086 9780826417084
OCLC Number: 53390345
Description: xiv, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations and credits --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : How to read Dr. Seuss --
ch. 1. U.S. laureate of nonsense : a Seussian poetics --
ch. 2. Dr. Seuss vs. Adolf Hitler : a political education --
ch. 3. The doc in the smock --
ch. 4. The 5,000 fingers of Dr. S. : the other sides of Dr. Seuss --
ch. 5. The Disneyfication of Dr. Seuss : faithful to profit, one hundred perfect? --
ch. 6. The cat in the hat for president : Dr. Seuss and the public imagination --
Epilogue : American icon, American iconoclast --
Notes --
Annotated bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Doctor Seuss
Responsibility: Philip Nel.
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