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The Resource Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then, edited by Jacob M. Held

Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then, edited by Jacob M. Held

Label
Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then
Title
Roald Dahl and philosophy
Title remainder
a little nonsense now and then
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jacob M. Held
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, and which reveals the true existential weight, and multi-layered meaning of some of our favorite children s stories
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6054.A35
LC item number
Z857 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Held, Jacob M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dahl, Roald
  • Dahl, Roald
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Children's stories, English
  • Children's stories, English
  • Philosophy in literature
Label
Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then, edited by Jacob M. Held
Link
http://www.rowman.com
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Roald Dahl and absurdity: children's literature and the divorce between the mind that desires and the world that disappoints / Jacob M. Held -- Epicurus and the chocolate factory / Benjamin A. Rider -- On getting our just desserts: Willy Wonka, Immanuel Kant, and the summum bonum / Jacob M. Held -- Matilda, existentialist superhero / Elizabeth Butterfield -- The existential journey of James Henry Trotter: Kierkegaard, freedom, and despair in James and the giant peach / Matthew Bokma and Adam Barkman -- Of mice and (posthu)man: Roald Dahl's The witches and ethics beyond humanism / Taine Duncan -- "Who is this crazy man?": Willy Wonka's uneasy predicament / Cam Cobb -- "He will be altered quite a bit:" discipline and punishment in Willy Wonka's factory / Marc Napolitano -- Matilda and the philosophy of education, or what's an education for? / John V. Karavitis -- Shattering the glass elevator: authenticity and social order in the works of Roald Dahl / Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale -- The fantastically just Mr. Fox: property and distributive justice according to foxes and other diggers / Jacob M. Held -- Willy Wonka and the imperial chocolate factory / Ron Novy -- George's marvelous medicine, or: what should we do about global hunger? / Janelle Pötzsch -- Crodswoggle, flushbunking, and all things friendship in the BFG / Chad Kleist -- Charlie and the nightmare factory: the art of children's horror fiction / Greg Littmann -- Brimful of buzzburgers: a human bean's wild possibilities / Miranda Nell -- Dewey's marvelous medicine: negative capability, and the wonder of Roald Dahl / Tanya Jeffcoat
Control code
ocn860394559
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 249 pages
Isbn
9781442222526
Lccn
2013048452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)860394559
Label
Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then, edited by Jacob M. Held
Link
http://www.rowman.com
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Roald Dahl and absurdity: children's literature and the divorce between the mind that desires and the world that disappoints / Jacob M. Held -- Epicurus and the chocolate factory / Benjamin A. Rider -- On getting our just desserts: Willy Wonka, Immanuel Kant, and the summum bonum / Jacob M. Held -- Matilda, existentialist superhero / Elizabeth Butterfield -- The existential journey of James Henry Trotter: Kierkegaard, freedom, and despair in James and the giant peach / Matthew Bokma and Adam Barkman -- Of mice and (posthu)man: Roald Dahl's The witches and ethics beyond humanism / Taine Duncan -- "Who is this crazy man?": Willy Wonka's uneasy predicament / Cam Cobb -- "He will be altered quite a bit:" discipline and punishment in Willy Wonka's factory / Marc Napolitano -- Matilda and the philosophy of education, or what's an education for? / John V. Karavitis -- Shattering the glass elevator: authenticity and social order in the works of Roald Dahl / Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale -- The fantastically just Mr. Fox: property and distributive justice according to foxes and other diggers / Jacob M. Held -- Willy Wonka and the imperial chocolate factory / Ron Novy -- George's marvelous medicine, or: what should we do about global hunger? / Janelle Pötzsch -- Crodswoggle, flushbunking, and all things friendship in the BFG / Chad Kleist -- Charlie and the nightmare factory: the art of children's horror fiction / Greg Littmann -- Brimful of buzzburgers: a human bean's wild possibilities / Miranda Nell -- Dewey's marvelous medicine: negative capability, and the wonder of Roald Dahl / Tanya Jeffcoat
Control code
ocn860394559
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 249 pages
Isbn
9781442222526
Lccn
2013048452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)860394559

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