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Author Auxier, Randall

Title The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy : Wicked Wisdom of the West
Published New York : Open Court, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (377 pages)
Series Popular Culture and Philosophy
Popular culture and philosophy.
Contents Ideas and Images of Oz; I: Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?; II: If I Only Had a Mind; III : I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore; IV: (Completely) Over the Rainbow; V: No Place Like Home; VI: Something Wicked This Way Comes; Doctors of Thinkology; Index
Summary From the bedtime story by L. Frank Baum to the classic 1939 film, no story has captured the imaginations of generations of children -- and adults -- like The Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy's journey through Oz, the colorful characters, places, songs, and dialogue have permeated popular culture around the world. The contributors to this volume take a very close look at The Wizard of Oz and ask the tough questions about this wonderful tale. They wonder if someone can possess a virtue without knowing it, and if the realm of Oz was really the dream or if Kansas was the dream. Why does water melt
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Subject Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919 -- Adaptations.
Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. Wizard of Oz.
Children's stories, American -- History and criticism.
Philosophy in literature.
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Form Electronic book
Author Seng, Phil
ISBN 0812697820