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Why fairy tales stick : the evolution and relevance of a genre

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2006.
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In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes takes on the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zipes, Jack, 1937-
Why fairy tales stick.
New York : Routledge, ©2006
(OCoLC)607754222
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Zipes
ISBN: 0415977800 0415977819 9780415977807 9780415977814
OCLC Number: 64208181
Description: xv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Toward a Theory of the Fairy Tale as LIterary Genre --
2. The Evolution and Dissemination of the Classical Fairy Tale --
3. Once Upon a Time in the Future: The Relevance of Fairy Tales --
4. The Moral Strains of Fairy Tales and Fantasy --
5. The Male Key to Bluebeard's Secret --
6. Hansel and Gretel: On Translating Abandonment, Fear, and Hunger --
7. To Be or Not To Be Eaten: The Survival of Traditional Storytelling.
Responsibility: Jack Zipes.
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Explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. This book looks at fairy tale as a serious  Read more...

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2007 Katharine Briggs Award "Why Fairy Tales Stick is outstanding scholarship that offers an original, thoroughly researched, and historically grounded approach to the study of fairy tales. It Read more...

 
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