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Dr Seuss : American icon

Author: Philip Nel
Publisher: New York ; London : Continuum, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 verse, like that of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, has changed language itself, giving us new words like "nerd." And Seuss's famously loopy artistic style - what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Seuss, Dr.; Seuss, Dr.; Theodor Seuss Geisel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Nel
ISBN: 9780826417084 0826417086 0826414346 9780826414342
OCLC Number: 57640808
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: How to read Dr. Seuss --
U.S. Laureate of nonsense: a Seussian poetics --
Dr. Seuss vs. Adolf Hitler: a political education --
Doc in the smock --
5,000 finders of Dr. S.: the other sides of Dr. Seuss --
Disneyfication of Dr. Seuss: faithful to profit, one hundred percent? --
Cat in the hat for president: Dr. Seuss and the public imagination --
Epilogue: American icon, American iconoclast.
Responsibility: Philip Nel.
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Dr Seuss: American Icon celebrates one of the most influential authors and artists of the 20th century: Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as 'Dr Seuss'.  Read more...

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