Roald Dahl

Paperback | December 11, 2012

EditorAnn Alston, Catherine Butler

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Roald Dahl is one of the most enduringly popular children's authors of the last fifty years; and one of the most controversial. This timely collection of new essays, from an international team of leading scholars, provides both an overview and a contemporary assessment of Dahl's reputation and his achievement as a writer for children.

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Roald Dahl is one of the most enduringly popular children's authors of the last fifty years; and one of the most controversial. This timely collection of new essays, from an international team of leading scholars, provides both an overview and a contemporary assessment of Dahl's reputation and his achievement as a writer for children.

ANN ALSTON and CATHERINE BUTLER are both senior lecturers in English at the University of the West of England, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.3 × 5.62 × 0.46 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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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