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A companion to the fairy tale

Author: H R Ellis Davidson; Anna Chaudhri
Publisher: Cambridge ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2003.
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Introduction by Derek Brewer. The aim of this book is to discuss the characteristics of the traditional fairy tale in Europe and North America, and various theories of its development and interpretation. The book deals with the main collections - the Grimm brothers, Hans Andersen, Perrault and Afanes'ev - and with the development of tales in various regions of Europe, including Ireland, Wales, Scandinavia, Germany  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H R Ellis Davidson; Anna Chaudhri
ISBN: 0859917843 9780859917841 1843840812 9781843840817
OCLC Number: 52178976
Description: vi, 294 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Interpretation of fairy tales / Derek Brewer --
Creativity and tradition in the fairy tale / Neil Philip --
Ultimate fairy tale: oral transmission in a literate world / Ruth Bottigheimer --
Workshop of editorial practice: the Grimms' Kinder-und Hausmärchen / David Blamires --
Old tales for new: finding the first fairy tales / Graham Anderson --
Helpers and adversaries in fairy tales / Hilda Ellis Davidson --
'Catch if you can': the cumulative tale / Joyce Thomas --
Unknown Cinderella: the contribution of Marian Roalfe Cox to the study of fairy tale / Pat Schaefer --
Hans Christian Andersen's use of folktales / Bengt Holbek --
Collecting and study of tales in Scandinavia / Reimund Kvideland --
Wonder tale in Ireland / Patricia Lysaght --
Welsh folk narrative and the fairy tale / Robin Gwyndaf --
Ossetic oral narrative tradition: fairy tales in the context of other forms of traditional literature / Anna Chaudhri --
Russian fairy tales and their collectors / James Riordan --
Fairy-tale motifs from the caucasus / David Hunt --
Fairy tale in South Asia: the same only different / Mary Brockington --
Rewriting the core: transformations of the fairy tale in contemporary writing / Tom Shippey.
Responsibility: edited by Hilda Ellis Davidson and Anna Chaudhri.
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