Wednesday, July 6

The Candy Man


Roald Dahl, beloved children's book author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, e.g.) once said that "adults should get down on their knees for a week, in order to remember what it’s like to live in a world in which the people with all the power literally loom over you."

Is it a coincidence that his books regularly show up on the American Library Association’s list of titles that parents ask to be restricted from young children or removed from the shelves? Why do grownups hate him so much?

The New Yorker explores...

3 Comments:

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Dave said...

Maybe it's the anti-semitism?

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Soferet said...

BS"D
Yeah, I thought it was because he was a Nazi...

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Uri Cohen said...

Also, see this article for how the new movie isn't Dahlian enough: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2005/07/24/dark_chocolate?mode=PF

 

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