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Title L. Frank Baum's world of Oz : a classic series at 100 / edited by Suzanne Rahn
Published Lanham, Md. ; Oxford : Children's Literature Association : Scarecrow Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 148 pages) : illustrations
Series Children's Literature Association centennial studies ; v. 2
Children's Literature Association centennial studies ; no. 2.
Contents Analyzing Oz / Suzanne Rahn -- The wonderful wizard of the west: L. Frank Baum in South Dakota, 1888-1891 / Nancy Tystad Koupal -- Roots of Oz: the Upton's Vege-men's revenge / Marilynn Olson -- "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire:" "home" in Baum's Oz books / Joel D. Chaston -- The comedians of Oz / Celia Catlett Anderson -- Readers of Oz: young and old, old and new historicist / M. David Westbrook -- The perfect Scarecrow: Fred A. Stone / Daniel P. Mannix -- "A whole book for a nickel?": L. Frank Baum as filmmaker / Anne Morey -- "Aunt Em: hate you! Hate Kansas! Taking the dog. Dorothy": conscious and unconscious desire in The wizard of Oz / Todd S. Gilman
Summary Publisher's description: Although L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published one hundred years ago, literary critics and historians continue to discover new approaches to the fantastic world of Oz. The second in a new series of anthologies sponsored by the Children's Literature Association, this collection of essays represents some of the most interesting of these new approaches. Beginning with a glance back over the entire history of research and commentary on the Oz books, this work is organized in three main sections. Essays in the "Origins of Oz" examine Frank Baum's personal history and unlock the mystery of one of the most bizarre episodes in the Oz books. "The World of Oz" looks at three very different aspects of Baum's world: its concept of home and family, its sense of humor, and its relationship to its young readers. "Oz on Screen" features both the silent films Baum produced himself and MGM's classic movie The Wizard of Oz
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 -- Criticism and interpretation
Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. Wizard of Oz.
Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919
SUBJECT Wizard of Oz (Baum, L. Frank) fast
Wonderful wizard of Oz. (DE-588c)4357615-1 swd
Subject Children's stories, American -- History and criticism
Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticism
Children -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Oz (Imaginary place)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Children -- Books and reading
Children's stories, American
Fantasy fiction, American
Oz (Imaginary place)
United States
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Rahn, Suzanne.
LC no. 2002153312
ISBN 058546684X