A Companion to the Fairy Tale

Author: Hilda Ellis Davidson,Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson,Anna Chaudhri

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Offers an excellent introduction to the work currently and historically being done on fairy tales by folk-lorists. MEDIEVAL REVIEW

Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale

Author: Danielle Marie Roemer,Cristina Bacchilega

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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A diverse collection of essays, artwork, interviews, and fiction on Angela Carter.

The Fairy Tale

The Magic Mirror of the Imagination

Author: Steven Swann Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415938914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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One of the best known and enduring genres, the fairy fales origins extend back to the preliterate oral societies of the ancient world. This books surveys its history and traces its evolution into the form we recognized today. Jones Builds on the work of folklorist and critics to provide the student with a stunning, lucid overview of the genre and a solid understanding of its structure.

Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale

Author: Stephen Benson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814335829

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Considers the profound influence of fairy tales on contemporary fiction, including the work of Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Robert Coover, Salman Rushdie, and Jeanette Winterson.

Fairy Tale as Myth/myth as Fairy Tale

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813118905

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Traces the history of the fairy tale, discusses its relationship with society, and looks at the interpretation of fairy tales in film and literature

Fairy Tale

Author: Andrew Teverson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134105770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This volume offers a comprehensive critical and theoretical introduction to the genre of the fairy tale. It: explores the ways in which folklorists have defined the genre assesses the various methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of fairy tale provides a detailed account of the historical development of the fairy tale as a literary form engages with the major ideological controversies that have shaped critical and creative approaches to fairy tales in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries demonstrates that the fairy tale is a highly metamorphic genre that has flourished in diverse media, including oral tradition, literature, film, and the visual arts.

Fairytale in the Ancient World

Author: Graham Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134560451

Category: History

Page: 256

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In this, the first modern study of the ancient fairytale, Graham Anderson asks whether the familiar children's fairytale of today existed in the ancient world. He examines texts from the classical period and finds many stories which resemble those we know today, including: * a Jewish Egyptian Cinderella * a Snow White whose enemy is the goddess Artemis * a Pied Piper at Troy. He puts forward many previously unsuspected candidates as classical variants of the modern fairytale and argues that the degree of violence and cruelty in the ancient tales means they must have been meant for adults.

The Fairytale as Art Form and Portrait of Man

Author: Max Lüthi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253320995

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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In this major work by the distinguished Swiss folklorist Max LA1/4thi, the traditional fairytale is examined from two related points of view, that of aesthetics and that of anthropology. LA1/4thi shows that fairytales are more than just a pleasing form; they present a particular way of looking at the world and at human existence. Thus, they must be evaluated in terms of what they say about man and the human condition. This exemplary study will be read with enjoyment and profit not only by the literary scholar and folklore professional but by any reader who has ever delighted in fairytales.

Fairy Tale

A True Story

Author: Monica Kulling

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780679888123

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 122

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Trouble begins for Elsie and Frances when they manage to take photographs of the fairies living in Cottingley Glen

The Irresistible Fairy Tale

The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread--or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. In this book, renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes presents a provocative new theory about why fairy tales were created and retold--and why they became such an indelible and infinitely adaptable part of cultures around the world. Drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, Zipes presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in ancient oral cultures, how they evolved through the rise of literary culture and print, and how, in our own time, they continue to change through their adaptation in an ever-growing variety of media. In making his case, Zipes considers a wide range of fascinating examples, including fairy tales told, collected, and written by women in the nineteenth century; Catherine Breillat's film adaptation of Perrault's "Bluebeard"; and contemporary fairy-tale drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that critique canonical print versions. While we may never be able to fully explain fairy tales, The Irresistible Fairy Tale provides a powerful theory of how and why they evolved--and why we still use them to make meaning of our lives.

The Fairy-Tale Detectives

The Sisters Grimm, Book One

Author: Buckley, Michael

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120362

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

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In book one of this bestselling series, sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm. The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files. The girls are the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, and their new hometown is filled with Everafters (as magical folks like to be called) - some good and some very, very bad. When a mysterious Everafter sets a giant loose on the town, itÆs up to the Sisters Grimm to save the day.

Fairy Tale Interrupted

A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss

Author: RoseMarie Terenzio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439187692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Working Girl meets What Remains, this is the behind-the-scenes story of an unlikely friendship between America’s favorite First Son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his personal assistant, a blue-collar girl from the Bronx. The Kennedys have captured the American imagination for fifty years, and the public’s enduring fascination with Camelot continues to this day. Now, former personal assistant and dear friend of JFK, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, RoseMarie Terenzio has waited for more than a decade to share her unique, intimate, and extraordinary perspective of life behind the Kennedy curtain. Upon first meeting, RoseMarie was not immediately impressed with JFK, Jr. In an awkward yet comedic encounter, she walked into her office to find that John had begun dismissively boxing up her personal belongings and moving them to a smaller office, including her prized, autographed Howard Stern photo. As she gave him a piece of her mind, people stood around gaping that she would dare speak to JFK, Jr. that way. But John loved her moxie and eventually asked her to become his personal assistant and publicist—and years later she would become one of his closest confidantes, as well as Carolyn’s. For five years RoseMarie witnessed John’s dating, politics, his marriage to Carolyn, and his untimely death. In her memoir, she blends her own story of a young woman who rose from an embattled childhood to follow her dream with amazing revelations about the man who has been the subject of unparalleled attention, sensationalism, adoration, and speculation. Offering readers a rare access to the epicenter of American royalty, this funny, moving, and truthful work is a breath of fresh air in the legacy of writing about the Kennedys. .

Fairytale Wonderland

Author: Alex Hill

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 373809427X

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

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Taucht ein in märchenhafte Geschichten und fantastische Abenteuer alt bekannter und neuer Märchenfiguren. Erlebt abenteuerliche Reisen durch den zauberhaften Märchenwald, entdeckt Magie und Zauberei und lernt sagenumwobene Drachen und Riesen kennen. Findet heraus, wer Freund oder Feind ist, wem man vertrauen kann und wem nicht. Denn nichts ist im Märchenreich so, wie es auf den ersten Blick scheint.

Kafka, Gothic and Fairytale

Author: Patrick Bridgwater

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042011946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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Kafka, Gothic and Fairytale is an original comparative study of the novels and some of the related shorter punishment fantasies in terms of their relationship to the Gothic and fairytale conventions. It is an absorbing subject and one which, while keeping to the basic facts of his life, mind-set and literary method, shows Kafka's work in a genuinely new light. The contradiction between his persona with its love of fairytale and his shadow with its affinity with Gothic is reflected in his work, which is both Gothic and other than Gothic, both fairytale-like and the every denial of fairytale. Important subtexts of the book are the close connexion between Gothic and fairytale and between both of these and the dream. German text is quoted in translation unless the emphasis is on the meaning of individual words or phrases, in which case the words in question are quoted and their English meanings discussed. This means that readers without German can, for the first time, begin to understand the underlying ambiguity of Kafka's major fictions. The book is addressed to all who are interested in the meaning of his work and its place in literary history, but also to the many readers in the English and German-speaking worlds who share the author's enthusiasm for Gothic and fairytale.

Marvelous Geometry

Narrative and Metafiction in Modern Fairy Tale

Author: Jessica Tiffin

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814335727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Explores self-consciousness and metafictional awareness in modern fairy tale and its expression across literary fairy tale, popular fairy tale, and fairy-tale film.

Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198718659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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Explores classical and modern fairy tales to argue that fairy tales are a mirror of human understanding and culture.

The Fairy Tale and Anime

Traditional Themes, Images and Symbols at Play on Screen

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485361

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Over the last few decades, anime has consistently come into fruitful contact with themes, images and symbols associated with the fairy tale tradition. This critical text focuses on the ways in which fundamental principles of the fairy tale tradition are deployed, and hence come to manifest themselves narratively and cinematographically, in anime. Topics covered include modes of storytelling, aesthetics, as well as dramatic, ethical, psychological and social considerations. Of particular interest is the way in which allegorical commentaries on cultural and historical issues are illustrated in anime.

Twice Upon a Time

Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale

Author: Elizabeth Wanning Harries

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691115672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Harries introduces the stories written by 17th century French women, or conteuses, female storytellers. Their stories omitted from the traditional, largely male-authored, fairy tale "canon".