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Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then

Author: Jacob M HeldAdam BarkmanMatthew BokmaElizabeth ButterfieldCam CobbAll authors
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014.
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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. 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  Read more...
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Held, Jacob M.
Roald Dahl and Philosophy : A Little Nonsense Now and Then.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2014
Named Person: Roald Dahl; Roald Dahl
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob M Held; Adam Barkman; Matthew Bokma; Elizabeth Butterfield; Cam Cobb; Timothy M Dale; Taine Duncan; Joseph J Foy; Tanya Jeffcoat; John V Karavitis; Chad Kleist; Greg Littman; Marc Napolitano; Miranda Nell; Ron Novy; Janelle Potzsch; Benjamin Rider
ISBN: 9781442222533 1442222530 1306964857 9781306964852 9781442222526 1442222522
OCLC Number: 884017017
Description: 1 online resource (261 pages)
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.
Responsibility: edited by Jacob M. Held.

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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. 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.

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