Roald Dahl by Ann AlstonRoald Dahl by Ann Alston

Roald Dahl

byAnn Alston, Catherine Butler

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films - yet he remains a controversial figure.

This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.
ANN ALSTON and CATHERINE BUTLER are both Senior Lecturers in English at the University of the West of England, UK.
Title:Roald DahlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.16 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230283616

ISBN - 13:9780230283619

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.- Notes on Contributors .- Introduction; C.Butler .- Fairy Tale and Anti-Fairy Tale: Roald Dahl and the Telling Power of Stories; D.Thacker .- Discomfort and Delight: The Role of Humour in Roald Dahl's Works for Children; J.E.Stallcup .- 'Don't gobblefunk around with words': Roald Dahl and Language; D.Rudd.- 'The problem of school': Roald Dahl and Education; P.Pinsent.- The Unlikely Family Romance in Roald Dahl's Children's Fiction; A.Alston .- 'When one is with her it is impossible to be bored': An Examination of Roald Dahl's Contribution to a Feminist Project in Children's Literature; B.Pennell .- An Unsuitable Read for a Child? Reconsidering Crime and Violence in Roald Dahl's Fiction for Children; H.Worthington.- All Grown Up: Filmic Interpretations of Roald Dahl's Novels; J.Pulliam.- Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake; C.Scott .- Roald Dahl and the Commodification of Fantasy; P.Hunt .- Further Reading.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Well worth reading and full of valuable insights that will make this volume of use to students and scholars alike." - Michele Stepto, Yale University

"An authoritative collection of essays which together offer a wide range of critical approaches to a substantial proportion of Dahl's work." - Elizabeth Thiel, Roehampton University, UK