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Literary History Drags On

I shared this article on the history of dragons in Western literature on Facebook, and there was a comment about how Oz wasn’t represented in it. It does, however, quote Ruth Berman, a long-time Oz fan; and I think she’s … Continue reading

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Shopping O-Z

I wrote about traveling salesmen in Oz last week, but I forgot about one. That was none other than Ruggedo, the former Nome King, who was a peddler of sunglasses at the beginning of Pirates in Oz. Now, I might … Continue reading

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The Questing Game

Today we turn to Arthurian lore to look at a strange creature known as the Questing Beast, or Beste Glatisant (“barking beast”) in French. This animal is usually described as having the head of a snake, the body of a … Continue reading

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It’s Kind of a Dragon

I’ve written about the dragons of Oz before, but I’ve been thinking of a few other things concerning them, particularly with regards to the dragons that appear underground in The Tin Woodman of Oz. L. Frank Baum says that they … Continue reading

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