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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Zipes, Jack, 1937-
Breaking the magic spell.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2002
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|Description:||xxv, 278 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Introductory fairy tales --
Once there was a time : an introduction to the history and ideology of folk and fairy tales --
Might makes right : the politics of folk and fairy tales --
The revolutionary rise of the romantic fairy tale in Germany --
The instrumentalization of fantasy : fairy tales, the culture industry and mass media --
The utopian function of fairy tales and fantasy : Ernst Bloch the Marxist and J.R.R. Tolkien the Catholic --
On the use and abuse of folk and fairy tales with children : Bruno Bettelheim's moralistic magic wand --
The radical morality of rats, fairies, wizards and ogres : taking children's literature seriously.
"The name Jack Zipes is synonymous with highly regarded and widely read anthologies and critiques of fairy tales." - Choice
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Critical and political
Breaking the Magic Spell is a collection of essays examining the folk and fairy tale. Zipes argues that these stories must be read in the political and economic contexts of the times when they were told or written down. The transition from folk to fairy tales in the 16th-18th...
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