Roald Dahl and Philosophy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then

Roald Dahl and Philosophy A Little Nonsense Now and Then For generations the elements of humor poignancy fantasy and unfettered morality found within acclaimed children s author Roald Dahl s most famous tales have captivated both children and adults Clas

  • Title: Roald Dahl and Philosophy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then
  • Author: Jacob Held
  • ISBN: 9781442222526
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • For generations the elements of humor, poignancy, fantasy, and unfettered morality found within acclaimed children s author Roald Dahl s most famous tales have captivated both children and adults Classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, and The BFG may initially appear to be yarns spun for the amusement of theFor generations the elements of humor, poignancy, fantasy, and unfettered morality found within acclaimed children s author Roald Dahl s most famous tales have captivated both children and adults Classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, and The BFG may initially appear to be yarns spun for the amusement of the adolescent mind, however, upon digging deeper one uncovers a treasure trove of philosophical richness that is anything but childish, but in fact reveals the true existential weight, and multi layered meaning of some of our favorite children s stories Editor Jacob M Held has collected the insights of today s leading philosophers into the significances, messages, and greater truths at which Dahl s rhythmic writing winks, revealing a whole new way to appreciate the creation of a man and mind to which readers of all ages are still drawn.

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    1. I think most kids read Roald Dahl. Well, I'm not sure about kids today, but when I was a kid, everyone was reading Roald Dahl. Him and Enid Blyton. But today, I want to talk about Roald Dahl.Roald Dahl was the guy that wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And Matilda. And well, a bunch of other stuff, including the short stories that I only discovered when I grew up (and that's a good thing because his short stories are dark). The whole premise of this book is that Roald Dahl's books are exc [...]

    2. This was a really fun read that underscored why Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors of all time. The book also introduced me to some philosophical concepts that I didn't know anything about before, using familiar Dahl stories. I learned a lot.

    3. This book should not have taken me this long. It's only 215 pages, but I was being super lazy about it. And mostly, I used to read during my commutes to work and the gym, but ever since I started driving that cut down on my reading time. Anyway, this was such an easy read and I loved it. It's a book I know I'll be referring back to when I actually do my PhD. The language is very conversational and easy-going.d a little funny too. I loved the topics of each chapter. I loved the philosophy and psy [...]

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