Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

The books of Theodor Seuss Geisel a.k.a Dr. Seuss were always moral and quasi-political exercises. His value as an analyst of the psychology of his time, the late 1950s, is readily appreciated. Transgression and hypocrisy are the principal themes of ‘The Cat in the Hat’. Though there was a moral to all of his stories, he never managed to write a book to address the private anguish he went through when his once-happy marriage floundered in middle age. Dr. Seuss had an affair while his wife suffered from cancer and depression. She killed herself when she found out about the affair and he married his mistress a few months later.

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