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The Agony and the Eggplant: Daniel Pinkwater's Heroic Struggles in the Name of YA Literature
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The Agony and the Eggplant: Daniel Pinkwater's Heroic Struggles in the Name of YA Literature (Hardback)

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The Agony and the Eggplant is the first book-length study of author, illustrator, and radio personality, Daniel Pinkwater. Pinkwater began writing and illustrating children's books in 1970 and has been a prolific author for three decades. He has written over 70 books altogether: more than fifty picture books, a dozen books for middle-grade or intermediate readers, half a dozen books for adolescents, an adult novel, and several books of nonfiction. Pinkwater is a humorist, and many of his stories involve science fiction or fantasy themes. He is often compared with Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut; his style is often likened to Monty Python and Mad magazine. Pinkwater's fiction has often been described as "wacky" and "zany;" The Agony and the Eggplant will go beyond those cliches to place Pinkwater as a classical satirist, an American humorist, and a master of children's literature. Sprinkled with quotes and observations from Pinkwater, Hogan gives us a highly entertaining look at the man responsible for some of the most unique young adult fiction on the market.

BiographyBiography: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press Publication Date: 21/03/2001 ISBN-13: 9780810839946  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Walter Hogan is Associate Professor and Librarian at Eastern Michigan University.

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