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The Resource The Wizard of Oz : shaping an imaginary world, Suzanne Rahn

The Wizard of Oz : shaping an imaginary world, Suzanne Rahn

Label
The Wizard of Oz : shaping an imaginary world
Title
The Wizard of Oz
Title remainder
shaping an imaginary world
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Rahn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, we learn about the long series of Oz books that Baum went on to write. They became not only the most popular fantasy series in the history of children's literature, but the most controversial as well. In revealing the critical history of the first novel, and its sequels, Rahn cites the defenders of Oz. These critics whose appreciative essays comprise the earliest critical analyses of Baum's work, include, among others, Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal. Later pieces by writers like Osmond Beckwith and Salman Rushdie complete the picture to give us a wide variety of the critical perspectives on and literary importance of Baum's classic fairy tale." "The Wizard of Oz: Shaping an Imaginary World, is an invaluable reference for teachers and students alike on the elementary, secondary, and university levels. Complete with a detailed chronology and annotated bibliography, this timely assessment also addresses both recent scholarship and the popular concerns of modern readers (and viewers) drawn to this worldwide favorite among American masterpieces."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rahn, Suzanne
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.A923
LC item number
W637 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's masterwork studies
Series volume
no. 167
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oz (Imaginary place)
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Baum, L. Frank
Label
The Wizard of Oz : shaping an imaginary world, Suzanne Rahn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literary and historical context. The historical context -- The importance of The Wizard of Oz -- The critical reception -- A reading. The road to the Emerald City -- Dorothy opens the door: the inner landscape of Oz -- "Now we can cross the shifting sands": the outer landscape of Oz -- "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore": the movie's Oz -- Appendix: Approaches to teaching The Wizard of Oz
Control code
38853815
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780805786231
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98006751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Wizard of Oz : shaping an imaginary world, Suzanne Rahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literary and historical context. The historical context -- The importance of The Wizard of Oz -- The critical reception -- A reading. The road to the Emerald City -- Dorothy opens the door: the inner landscape of Oz -- "Now we can cross the shifting sands": the outer landscape of Oz -- "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore": the movie's Oz -- Appendix: Approaches to teaching The Wizard of Oz
Control code
38853815
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780805786231
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98006751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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