The Resource Oz behind the Iron Curtain : Aleksandr Volkov and his Magic land series, Erika Haber

Oz behind the Iron Curtain : Aleksandr Volkov and his Magic land series, Erika Haber

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Oz behind the Iron Curtain : Aleksandr Volkov and his Magic land series
Title
Oz behind the Iron Curtain
Title remainder
Aleksandr Volkov and his Magic land series
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Erika Haber
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Aleksandr Volkov and his Magic land series
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1939, Aleksandr Volkov (1891-1977) published Wizard of the Emerald City, a revised version of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Only a line on the copyright page explained the book as a "reworking" of the American story. Readers credited Volkov as author rather than translator. Volkov, an unknown and inexperienced author before World War II, tried to break into the politically charged field of Soviet children's literature with an American fairy tale. During the height of Stalin's purges, Volkov adapted and published this fairy tale in the Soviet Union despite enormous, sometimes deadly, obstacles. Marketed as Volkov's original work, Wizard of the Emerald City spawned a series that was translated into more than a dozen languages and became a staple of Soviet popular culture, not unlike Baum's fourteen-volume Oz series in the United States. Volkov's books inspired a television series, plays, films, musicals, animated cartoons, and a museum. Today, children's authors and fans continue to add volumes to the Magic Land series. Several generations of Soviet Russian and Eastern European children grew up with Volkov's writings, yet know little about the author and even less about his American source, L. Frank Baum. Most Americans have never heard of Volkov and know nothing of his impact in the Soviet Union, and those who do know of him regard his efforts as plagiarism. Erika Haber demonstrates how the works of both Baum and Volkov evolved from being popular children's literature and became compelling and enduring cultural icons in both the US and USSR/Russia, despite being dismissed and ignored by critics, scholars, and librarians for many years. "--
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contains biographical information
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Haber, Erika
Dewey number
891.73/42
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3476.V6367
LC item number
Z66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Children's Literature Association series
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  • Volkov, Aleksandr
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • Volkov, Aleksandr
  • Children's literature, Russian
  • Children's stories, Russian
  • Fantasy fiction, Russian
  • Literature and society
  • Children's literature, Russian
  • Children's stories, Russian
  • Fantasy fiction, Russian
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature and society
  • Russia
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
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Oz behind the Iron Curtain : Aleksandr Volkov and his Magic land series, Erika Haber
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Baum's Oz
  • Oz becomes magic land
  • Magic land reception at home and abroad
  • Conclusion:
  • Oz and magic land today
  • A note on transliteration and translation
  • Preface:
  • a story of coincidences
  • Introduction:
  • the appeal of the wizard and the importance of context
  • The unknown historian of Oz
  • Volkov, the invisible writer
  • Fairy tales and the development of childrens literature
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781496813602
Lccn
2017019378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)983564423
  • (OCoLC)ocn983564423
Label
Oz behind the Iron Curtain : Aleksandr Volkov and his Magic land series, Erika Haber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Baum's Oz
  • Oz becomes magic land
  • Magic land reception at home and abroad
  • Conclusion:
  • Oz and magic land today
  • A note on transliteration and translation
  • Preface:
  • a story of coincidences
  • Introduction:
  • the appeal of the wizard and the importance of context
  • The unknown historian of Oz
  • Volkov, the invisible writer
  • Fairy tales and the development of childrens literature
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781496813602
Lccn
2017019378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)983564423
  • (OCoLC)ocn983564423

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