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The Blyton Phenomenon [Hardcover]

Sheila Ray
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Deutsch (1982)
  • ASIN: B00187ILC8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,669,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT AUKS AND PIRATE COVES 13 April 2012
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Though we end all of our days with sleep and dreams, only fragments of which we can remember, few of us can take stock at the moment that the door daily opens to darkness and its light. Enid Blyton, was such a dreamer who could indulge nightmares and bring them to life for children; and to the neglect of at least one of her own, she put this elusive and magic ability first in her life.

That while, after we close our eyes in order for us to pass into sleep; if it lasts a long time and it bothers us to have our wits remain intact, is known as insomnia. In such a tiresome state government librarians turn children away; and by this, the adults they develop into; by refusing to relent and stock enough of the most popular books. It is often repeated that works by Enid Blyton were banned from school and public libraries. This fascinating book thoroughly examines the actual evidence for this civil service.

Intrepid REM deep sleepers like Enid Blyton, who can keep their heads on the other side of slumber; who can navigate the perilous seas and verdurous glooms while in this state, believe that they lead on to fortune.

Shrewdly pitting her many publishers against each other, and back on terra-firma, Blyton provided husbands and herself with minks and Rolls Royce in England where wide-awake success "so huge and wholly farcical" is always begrudged.

From this never never land Enid Blyton never truly awoke. She was not always criticized for the childishness of her work; and only after her death for its middle class values. The basis of this book is a university thesis that seeks to document the banning and the stocking of her work in the libraries of the world.
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