Oz in Perspective: Magic and Myth in the L. Frank Baum Books
Jackson, Kathy Merlock, Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA)
Oz in Perspective: Magic and Myth in the L. Frank Baum Books Richard Tuerk. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007.
L. Frank Baum wrote fourteen Oz novels between 1900 and 1920, all of then overshadowed by the 1939 classic film based on the first Oz book. In Oz in Perspective: Magic and Myth in the L. Frank Baum Books, Richard Tuerk sets out to give the books the critical attention they deserve. Asserting that scholars have neglected and underrated Baum's writing, Tuerk regards the books as "richer and more complex than people usually admit" (208).
Tuerk considers the Oz books chronologically, devoting a full chapter to each. He concedes that "not all of Baum's books are equally …
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Publication information: Article title: Oz in Perspective: Magic and Myth in the L. Frank Baum Books. Contributors: Jackson, Kathy Merlock - Author. Journal title: Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA). Volume: 30. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2007. Page number: 460+. © 2004 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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