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He has published books (in German) on 19th Century nonsense literature, J.R.R. Tolkien and on 19th Century literary fairy tales. He has also written on Defoe, Kipling, Richard Adams, Enid Blyton and George MacDonald, as well as on 19th Century school stories.
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Petzold, D. Wish-fulfilment and subversion: Roald Dahl's Dickensian FantasyMatilda . Child Lit Educ 23, 185–193 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01134005
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