The Universe of Oz: Essays on Baum's Series and Its Progeny
Edited by Kevin K. Durand and Mary K. Leigh
Cover Artist: Photo: Shutterstock
Review by Cathy Green
McFarland Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786446285
Date: 16 February 2010 List Price $35.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Product Description: 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.