The Universe of Oz: Essays on Baum's Series and Its Progeny

The Universe of Oz: Essays on Baum's Series and Its Progeny

by Kevin K. Durand
     
 

The Wizard of Oz has captured the imagination of the public since publication of L. Frank Baum's first book of the series in 1900. Oz has shaped the way we read children's literature, view motion pictures and experience musicals. Oz has captured the scholarly imagination as well. The seventeen essays in this book address numerous questions of the boundaries between

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The Wizard of Oz has captured the imagination of the public since publication of L. Frank Baum's first book of the series in 1900. Oz has shaped the way we read children's literature, view motion pictures and experience musicals. Oz has captured the scholarly imagination as well. The seventeen essays in this book address numerous questions of the boundaries between literature, film, and stage—and these have become essential to Oz scholarship. Together the essays explore the ways in which Oz tells us much about ourselves, our society, and our journeys.

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wide range of fascinating articles about Oz and its place in our culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786446285
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Series:
Genre/SF & Fantasy
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin K. Durand is the dean of academics at the LISA Academy College Preparatory School in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has published broadly in philosophy, religion, and ethics. Mary K. Leigh is a Doctoral Academy Fellow at the University of Arkansas.

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