Saturday, September 09, 2006

Jeremy Treglown discusses Roald Dahl's career and writings for the Guardian. It's a fascinating article because Treglown considers Dahl's stories for adults as well. Treglown writes, for example:
  • "One of his features as a writer is the lack of a clear boundary between his work for adults and for children. The success of the latter resulted mainly from an adjustment--often only a minor one --of his earlier approach to fiction. So, when the second generation of his readers began to move into their cynical teens, his previous work, by now repackaged under titles such as Tales of the Unexpected, was waiting, providing a more grown-up version of the cartoon-strip plotting and characterisation they loved."

To learn more about Dahl's career and writing for adults, head on over and read the article. Don't forget September 13 is Roald Dahl day. The appropriately whimsical instructions? Wear something yellow or, if you don't like yellow, something you really like.