Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Midweek Nonfiction: Jen Miller, "King Derwin, Big Jim, and President Obama"

While Dr. Seuss and Stephen King are both firmly in my list of favorite writers, I can't say that I would ever have thought to put two of their books together in an act of literary analysis. Fortunately, Fantasy Matters' Editor-in-Chief Jen Miller did, and the result is very thought-provoking.

Jen's most recent article is titled "King Derwin, Big Jim, and President Obama: The Role of Apology in American Political Discourse," (The Cresset, Lent 2013) and in it she examines Bartholomew and the Ooblek, Under the Dome, and the 2012 presidential campaign. The article is exactly as interesting as that combination of things sounds, and I recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. I have not read Stephen King's "Under the Dome" nor I do I recall reading "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" by Dr. Seuss. And having no context for this article I thought these books to be an odd combination. But then I read about King Derwin and Big Jim, and the contrast works!!! Children's author and horror author, innocence and evil, apology and no apology. I'm impressed enough that I want to read both. I especially like how Jen links a children's book to modern politics. It's worth a read.