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The Wizard of Oz as American myth : a critical study of six versions of the story, 1900-2007

Author: Alissa Burger
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume examines six especially significant incarnations of the story. A close consideration of these works demonstrates how versions of Baum's tale are influenced by and help shape notions of American myth, including issues of gender, race, home, and magic, and makes clear that the Wizard of Oz narrative remains compelling and relevant today"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum; L Frank Baum
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alissa Burger
ISBN: 9780786466436 078646643X
OCLC Number: 757461997
Description: x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Down the yellow brick road --
Reinventing American myth --
Between text and performance --
Wicked and wonderful women --
Race, history, and representation --
Home sweet home --
Magic and witchcraft --
Conclusion: The never-ending yellow brick road.
Responsibility: Alissa Burger.

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"This volume examines six especially significant incarnations of the story. A close consideration of these works demonstrates how versions of Baum's tale are influenced by and help shape notions of American myth, including issues of gender, race, home, and magic, and makes clear that the Wizard of Oz narrative remains compelling and relevant today"--Provided by publisher.

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