Nasty, Brutish, and . . .: 100 Years of Roald Dahl

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Nasty, Brutish, and . . .: 100 Years of Roald Dahl

Postby millerdan2009 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:51 pm

Hi, all,

On 13 September 1916, prolific writer Roald Dahl was born in Wales. During his lifetime, Dahl wrote dozens of SF/F books for children and adults, among them James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, and of course Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. However, even as Dahl won acclaim for the dark humor he used and the entrancing stories he wove in these and other works, Dahl endured severe criticism for the extremity of the troubles in which he placed the children he wrote, and for his documented antisemitism. What about Roald Dahl endears him to generations of readers young and old, despite the problems inherent in his writings? Come discuss these and other questions with Arisia '16.


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