Does "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" have a hidden message? - David B. Parker
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Henry Littlefield, who came up with the popular interpretation described in the lesson, wrote about his experiences later in The Baum Bugle, which is the journal of the International Wizard of Oz Club.
In Oz, Populism, and Intent, Ranjit S. Dighe,argues that “just because the book can be read as a Populist allegory does not mean that it was written as one.”
Contrasting interpretations are explored in “The Fork in the Yellow Brick Road.”
The BBC discussed still other readings of the book here.
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