Theodor Geisel
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Theodor Geisel

Theodor Geisel

A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss

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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.
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Highly engaging and eminently readable, this short yet comprehensive biography of the author of the some of the most popular children's classics of all time is bound to be of wide interest to anyone who grew up with them and would like to know more about the life and career of the man who was Dr. Seuss."
-Lawrence Buell, Harvard University

Dr. Seuss is known to millions of grateful readers of all ages, but Theodore Geisel to far fewer. But, indeed, he was a major presence in the world of literature in the twentieth century, as Donald E. Pease Jr. makes abundantly clear in this thoroughly engaging, often brilliant, biography. It's an original work of scholarship as well as a book with narrative momentum. I learned a great deal from its pages, which has sent me back to Dr. Seuss-always a good place to
-Jay Parini author of The Last Station

observations he shared with me on camera with an effusiveness and profundity quite unmatched I'm glad that so many of Donald Pease's unique and revealing insights on Dr. Seuss

Kirkus A solid addition to the literature about one of the 20th century's most influential American writers.

The biography offers a succinct, thoroughly researched, and engaging introduction to one of children's literature most influential creators...The result is a smoothly integrated portrait that humanizes an American icon and will appeal to casual readers and researchers alike.

Daily Beast
Lively little psychobiography...Pease nimbly demonstrates that Geisel's lessons for children and adults alike are that learning need not be tedious, brilliance need not be gratuitously complex, and moral lessons can be conveyed without scolding.

Offering a compelling treatment that is accessible to any reader...Highly recommended.

Catholic Library World
Well researched biography. It is both a candid and a sensitive portrayal of an author and illustrator, revealing his pain and sensitivities from childhood to old age...This volume deserves a place in academic, public and school libraries. It is truly a treasure. Highly recommended.

Modern Fiction Studies A distinguished addition to the "Lives and Legacies" series...Pease's sensitivity to the quality of linguistic play and the substance of the author's communitarian message demonstrates why Seuss's art has earned its continued admiration and universal respect.

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Donald Pease is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and African-American Literature at Dartmouth, the Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities, the Founding Director of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth, and the Chair of the Dartmouth Liberal Studies Program.


Preface Chapter One: Dr. Seuss and Ted Geisel's Never-Never Land Chapter Two: Becoming Dr. Seuss Chapter Three: Dr. Seuss Returns Chapter Four: Dr. Seuss and Helen Geisel's Empire Chapter 5: The Legacy Acknowlegments Notes Index