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marbpl2 wrote: I'd be surprised that they would see Baum's dedication to his wife as 'flaunting' his hetrosexuality (how may kids pay attention to the dedication pages anyway, unless they are accompanied by an interesting illustration?) ...... revelation of Snow's personal life back in the 1950s or 60s very well may have had "adverse affects on living family and associates of the dead person" and possibly his partner(s) as well.Again, I hope no one is offended.
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David Maxine wrote:you
shouldn't assume all children share your tastes or seeming lack-of-curiosity into their favorite authors lives and the forematter.Well . . . sometimes, for me, it was a lack of interest or just wanting to actually get in the story. But if there was a Map of Oz in the book (which was included in the Paul Granger illustrated edition with the Return/Puffin books), I would look at that double-page spread, even if I didn't understand or know any of it that was unread by me (which, back in the 90s, was a LOT!).Until I
joined the Oz club I had no idea what Baum looked like but had always
wondered.How / Did you have a guess at what he looked like beforehand?if Snow's homophobic family is embarrassed or scandalized by his homosexuality, too bad. They cut him off, have blocked research into his life, and have left him in an unmarked grave for fifty-plus years. Their bigotry is what they should be ashamed of - not Snow's sexual orientation.
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BlairF27 wrote:P.S. - My original reason for asking was to find out if Baum had the
most number of children of any of the Oz authors/illustrators.
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"Previously in this thread, I pointed out that Denslow had a son and
Eric pointed out that Rachel, like Eloise, had two kids, while Lynn had
"three or four." She's Inanna McGraw now and by virtue of her artwork
is pretty easy to track down if it's that important to anyone."
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BlairF27 wrote:I found myself thinking about this today and was wondering how Baum could have worded it differently to be more acceptable. Would "To my good friend and comrade, my partner" be preferable? Is there such a thing as husbands and wives when two men or two women are legally married in the gay community? Are the two parties are always termed "partners" whether married or not? How would you differentiate?These are all questions way off the original topic, but as a LGBT friendly Oz club member, I am seeking to be more sensitive.
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