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Visitors from Oz: The Wild Adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman

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Visitors from Oz: The Wild Adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman

Martin Gardner and L. Frank Baum, "Visitors from Oz: The Wild Adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman"
St Ma rtins Pr | 1998 | ISBN: 031219353X | 189 pages | Djvu | 2,6 MB

Gathering diverse information about the netherworld from myth, religion, literature, theater, art, music, film, television, and pop culture in a single, comprehensive volume, Van Scott offers a broad range of interpretations from hundreds of different sources, highlighting origins and disparities between descriptions (e.g., when describing the underworld depicted in Virgil's Aeneid, she makes reference to features of the underworlds found in Homer's Odyssey and Plato's Gorgias). Listings, organized alphabetically with cross referencing, vary in length from a quarter of a page for "Abbadon," the Hebrew word for destruction found in the Old and New Testaments, to several pages, as when the author highlights the visual appeal and psychological attraction of hell for music video performers. Hundreds of facts relating to hell make this fascinating reading, and Van Scott's fine research and treatment of the material enables the reader to grasp specific points with great depth. All libraries will do well to add such a contemporary title.?Leroy Hommerding, Citrus Cty. Lib. System, Inverness, FL
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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