Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of ‘Oz’

Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of ‘Oz’
April 15, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/15/174938147/following-the-yellow-brick-road-back-to-the-origins-of-oz

“Baum wanted to create a new, modernized fairy tale,” Hearn says. “…
He wanted to eliminate the stereotypical ‘genie, dwarf and fairy,’ as he said, that you find in the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, and other traditional fairy tales. He wanted one based on American materials.”

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http://www.npr.org/2011/11/10/141240217/my-accidental-masterpiece-the-phantom-tollbooth

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