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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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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'.

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Named Person: Seuss, Dr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Nel
ISBN: 0826417086 0826414346 9780826414342 9780826417084
OCLC Number: 1091607871
Notes: Originally published: 2004
Published in time for the centenary of Seuss's birth in March 2004, 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'. Dr Seuss's ascendance from children's author to American icon confirms that his cultural significance rests not just with the beginning reader, but with the scholar, the artist, and the poet. Seuss's Beginner Books(starting with The Cat in the Hat in 1957) have obscured the enormous range of his contributions to American literature. Similarly his art, unfairly overlooked because it appears in children's books, cartoons, and commercials, actually covers a range of styles, including Surrealism, Art Nouveau, and Cubism. Bringing to light the adult perspective behind the children's writer, Philip Nel examines Seuss's lesser-known works, such as the 'adult book' The Seven Lady Godivas (1939), and the live-action musical The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953). The book also features the most comprehensive Seuss bibliography ever produced, documenting his prodigious output. As well as establishing Seuss's place among poets and artists, Dr. Seuss: American Icon links the Seuss people know and the Seuss people do not know
Description: xiv, 301 s. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations; Introduction; U.S Laureate of Nonsense: A Seussian Poetics; Dr. Seuss vs. Adolf Hitler: A Political Education; The Doc in the Smock; The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. S.; The Disneyfication of Dr. Seuss; The Cat In the Hat for President; Epilogue; Notes; Annotated Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Philip Nel

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