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Roald Dahl, Collectied Stories

· 19 May 2013 |  by Janantoon
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Roald Dahl
introduction Jeremy Treglown

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taal: Engles
gepubliceerd door: Everyman’s Library, A.A. Knopf
deze editie: 2006
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: 1-84159-300-1
pagina’s: 850

verworven via: Abebooks

Filled with devilish plot twists, his tales display a tantalizing blend of macabre humor and the absurdly grotesque. From “The Landlady,” about an unusual boardinghouse that features a small but very permanent clientele, to “Pig,” a brutally funny look at vegetarianism, to “Man from the South,” in which a fanatical gambler does his betting with hammer, nails, and a butcher’s knife, Dahl’s creations amuse and shock us in equal measure, gleefully reminding us of what might lurk beneath the surface of the ordinary.

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