Sprache - Englisch
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In 'Tamawaca Folks: A Summer Comedy,' L. Frank Baum departs from his better-known fantasy realms to paint a quaint portrait of early 20th-century vacation life. With his signature wit and an eye for satire, Baum delivers a comedic take on the social dynamics within a lakeside resort community, capturing the foibles and pretensions of its inhabitants. The literary style of 'Tamawaca Folks' is replete with the subtle social commentary and whimsical narrative that Baum is celebrated for, establishing this work as an intriguing outlier among his oeuvre, steeped as much in the mores of its time as it is in timeless humor. This carefully reproduced edition brings with it the charm and nuances of turn-of-the-century American literature, serving as both a preservation of cultural history and an exercise in storytelling from one of America's beloved authors. L. Frank Baum's experiences running a storefront in South Dakota and managing a traveling theatre troupe inform 'Tamawaca Folks' in both background and insight. These formative years, preceding his monumental success with 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,' reflect a profound comprehension of human nature, a theme that effortlessly wends through the text, and one found consistently throughout Baum's expansive body of work. In writing this comedic play, Baum not only explores lighter themes but also artfully entwines societal critique with the entertainment of his audience, crafting a multidimensional exploration of Americana. Recommended unreservedly, 'Tamawaca Folks' is a must-read for those captivated by L. Frank Baum's enduring legacy and for lovers of classic American literature. This special edition is particularly valuable, offering readers new and old the opportunity to engage with Baum's literary breadth beyond the well-trodden yellow brick road. Its appeal lies not only in its historical significance and literary merit but also in its ability to deliver laughter and levity, inviting readers to step back in time and delight in the summer escapades of yesteryear.
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L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) was a prolific American author, best known for his children's books and, most notably, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (1900). Born Lyman Frank Baum in Chittenango, New York, Baum embarked on a path that would lead him to become one of the most cherished authors in American literature. Prior to his fame as an author, Baum tried his hand at various professions, including acting, managing a theater, and publishing. His commitment to the literary arts began to solidify with his publication of trade journals and children's literature. Baum's signature style intertwined fantasy and reality, an approach that would cement his reputation in the literary world. 'Tamawaca Folks: A Summer Comedy' (1907), although less known than his Oz books, provides insight into Baum's social commentary and humor, presenting a satirical take on vacationers at a resort Baum himself frequented. His writing often reflected his innovative ideas and visionary themes, incorporating flying machines and electronic marvels long before they became a reality. Baum's legacy endures, with his Oz series in particular continuing to captivate young readers and reminding us of the timeless appeal of imagination and adventure in storytelling.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 61 Seiten
Größe: 488,4 KB
Veröffentlichung: 16. September 2022