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The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, this book presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in ancient oral  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Zipes
ISBN: 9780691153384 0691153388 9780691159553 0691159556
OCLC Number: 793191692
Awards: Joint winner of American Folklore Society Wayland D. Hand Prize 2012
Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Winner of American Folklore Society Wayland D. Hand Prize 2012
Description: 235 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xvii Chapter 1: The Cultural Evolution of Storytelling and Fairy Tales: Human Communication and Memetics 1 Chapter 2: The Meaning of Fairy Tale within the Evolution of Culture 21 Chapter 3: Remaking "Bluebeard," or Good-bye to Perrault 41 Chapter 4: Witch as Fairy/Fairy as Witch: Unfathomable Baba Yagas 55 Chapter 5: The Tales of Innocent Persecuted Heroines and Their Neglected Female Storytellers and Collectors 80 Chapter 6: Giuseppe Pitre and the Great Collectors of Folk Tales in the Nineteenth Century 109 Chapter 7: Fairy-Tale Collisions, or the Explosion of a Genre 135 Appendix A: Sensationalist Scholarship: A "New" History of Fairy Tales 157 Appendix B: Reductionist Scholarship: A "New" Definition of the Fairy Tale 175 Notes 191 Bibliography 209 Index 227
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