The Historian s Wizard of Oz

Author: Ranjit S. Dighe
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275974183
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Blends an annotated version of "The Wizard of Oz" with a discussion of the political and economic history of the Gilded Age.

Oz in Perspective

Author: Richard Tuerk
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786482917
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When moviegoers accompany Dorothy through the gates of the Emerald City, they may think they have discovered all there is to see of Oz—but as real friends of the Wizard know, more lies behind the curtain. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, on which the 1939 film was based, was only the first of 14 Oz books. Together these works constitute a series rich in allusions to a broad range of literary traditions, including fairy tale, myth, epic, the picaresque novel, and visions of utopia. Reflecting on L. Frank Baum’s entire series of full-length Oz books, this study introduces readers to the great folklorist who created not only Dorothy and friends, but countless wonderful characters who still await discovery. Close analysis of each book invites readers to search Baum’s fascinating stories for meaning and mythical quality. Progressing chronologically through the canon, the author discusses literary devices and important thematic implications in each book, arguing that Baum wrote for the pleasure of both children and adults, both to provide entertainment and to teach moral lessons. Of particular significance is the argument, sustained over several chapters, that Baum modeled his Oz books on classic mythical patterns, rewriting Oz history in nearly every book to produce a different set of backgrounds and a different conception of utopia for his imaginary kingdom. This variety of backgrounds and archetypes gives Baum’s books a truly universal appeal. Examinations of his non-Oz books and his other Oz works, such as Little Wizard Stories of Oz and The Woggle-Bug Book, illuminate the discussion of the Oz novels.

A Study Guide for L Frank Baum s Wizard of Oz The film entry

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 141034939X
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A Study Guide for L. Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz, The (film entry)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Die gro e Panik

Author: David Wessel
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862480747
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Als der legendären Vorstandsvorsitzenden Alan Greenspan die Geschicke der Fed in die Hände seines Nachfolgers Ben Bernanke legte, waren die USA bereits in ernsthaften wirtschaftlichen Schwierigkeiten. Die Bürger im ganzen Land und bald darauf die ganze Welt waren verängstigt und alarmiert. Das Buch beschreibt die tiefe Krise der US-Notenbank Fed und gewährt einen intimen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Fed. Der Leser erfährt, wie die Bank wirklich funktioniert, legt offen, welch immense Macht in dieser Institution konzentriert ist. Wohl und Wehe der Weltwirtschaft hängen von der Kompetenz und den Entscheidungen ihrer Führungselite ab. Wessel zeigt eindrucksvoll auf, wie die Fed unter Ben Bernanke, durch ihre Fehlentscheidungen fast eine ganze Nation zu Fall brachte, und damit deren Rolle als Weltmacht aufs Spiel setzte. Nun bedarf es enormer Anstrengungen in bislang einmaliger Dimension, um die amerikanische Wirtschaft vor dem Untergang zu bewahren.