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 a 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.In The BFG Dahl particularly enjoys punning on the names of countries; thus a#39; Greeks from Greece is all tasting ... some Americans However hard they try, they cana#39;t Pronounce a simple word like AUNT.70 Because of a a#39;mispronunciationa#39;, thisanbsp;...
|Author||:||Ann Alston, Catherine Butler|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-11-01|