Theodor SEUSS Geisel: Theodor Geisel by Donald PeaseTheodor SEUSS Geisel: Theodor Geisel by Donald Pease

Theodor SEUSS Geisel: Theodor Geisel

byDonald Pease

Hardcover | March 10, 2010

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Dr. Seuss' infectious rhymes, his blue-tufted, strong-willed creatures, and his knack for pithy, roundabout plots have been entertaining children and adults for decades. As Donald E. Pease shows in this marvelous biography, the seemingly haphazard trajectory of Geisel's life bears a closeresemblance to the zigzag plot lines of his children's books. Here is an engaging look at a man who indeed lived a zigzag life as a cartoonist, ad agency artist, author, caricaturist, documentary-film writer and producer, political cartoonist, and editor. Pease follows Geisel's life from hischildhood in Massachusetts, to his sacking from the editorship of Dartmouth's humour magazine, to the publication of And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street - after 17 rejections - which finally launched him on the career for which he is best known. Geisel began work on Green Eggs and Ham, forinstance, only after Bennett Cerf, his editor at Random House, wagered that he could not write a children's book that used no more than fifty different words. Geisel won, and the result was a series of works over the next ten years - How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Yertle the Turtle, The Sneetchesand Other Stories, Hop on Pop - that changed the way children everywhere learned to read. Given unprecedented access to Dartmouth's extensive Geisel holdings, Pease captures this life in full as he offers fresh insights into the sources of Geisel's creativity, from his surreal images to his anti-authoritarian stance and slapstick humour. Readers are treated to many lesser-knownillustrations, such as his censored creations during college, insecticide ads, and wartime political cartoons - all of which offer a glimpse of his early artistic style and the visual origins of the more famous creatures that later populated his children's books.

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Donald Pease is a Professor of English and Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities at Dartmouth College.
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Title:Theodor SEUSS Geisel: Theodor GeiselFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.3 × 5.8 × 0.8 inPublished:March 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195323025

ISBN - 13:9780195323023

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