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Author Pease, Donald E

Title Theodor Seuss Geisel / Donald E. Pease

Publ Info New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
 CCRI-Prov.  PS3513 .E2 Z794 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PS3513.E2 Z794 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS3513 E2 Z794 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PS3513.E2 Z794 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Lives and legacies
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.155-166) and index
Contents Dr. Seuss's passage home -- Becoming Dr. Seuss -- Dr. Seuss returns -- Dr. Seuss and Helen Geisel's empire -- Dr. Seuss's legacy
Note 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. And as biographer Donald Pease shows, the seemingly haphazard trajectory of Theodor Geisel's life bears a close resemblance to the zigzag plot lines of his children's books--by turns a cartoonist, ad agency artist (for Flit bug killer), author, caricaturist, documentary-film writer and producer, political cartoonist, and editor. Pease follows Geisel's life from his childhood in Massachusetts, to his sacking from the editorship of Dartmouth's humor 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. 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 humor.--From publisher description
LC subject Seuss, Dr
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Illustrators -- United States -- Biography
Children's literature -- Authorship
ISBN 9780195323023 (acid-free paper)
0195323025 (acid-free paper)