Theodor Seuss Geisel

Theodor Seuss Geisel

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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.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9780195323023
Branch Call Number: BIO SEUSS PEASE
Characteristics: xi, 178 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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A small book with a lot to say, this biography is full of surprises (some delightful, some uncomfortable). Ted was a man trying to grow up in a time of incredible change and, through his books, trying to help the world around him do the same.

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Oct 11, 2010

This book attempts to analyze everything Dr. Seuss ever did and this makes it awful.
It can't give any detail of his life without making an analysis of it, even the most mundane of actions.
This books is a lot like a PhD dissertation - I strongly suspect that is what is was.
I could not finish it.


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