Il Grande Gigante non sempre Gentile

Donald Sturrock, Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl (Simon & Schuster). In occasione del trentesimo anniversario della morte del noto autore per bambini esce questa nuova biografia, che ne mette in luce anche gli aspetti tremendi, tipo, "But Dahl was also, much of the time, world-historically unpleasant. As a boy he wrapped his sister in pillows and shot BBs at her. As an adult he picked loud fights at dinner parties just to create a spectacle. He bullied editors, sold out friends, and insulted his children. ... He was, in many ways, a stereotypical mid-century wealthy imperial Brit - a bullhorn of prejudice and entitlement whose gaffes could be almost touchingly clueless. 'Even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them for no reason,' he once said about Jews, while attempting to defend himself from accusations of anti-Semitism". nymag.

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