The Word, the Deed, and the "Doing" : Bakhtin's Dialogics and the Dialectic Dr. Seuss
Fries, Emily Claire
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A socio-political analysis of Seuss' poetics guided by C.S. Lewis' precepts that "no book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty" and that the only imaginative works we ought to outgrow are those it would have been better not to have read at all. The author applies the linguistic and child development theories of Saussure, Bakhtin, Piaget, and Vygotsky.