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“I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.” —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther. · A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2017-01-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393289787

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Focusing on six types of tales in variants from around the world, essays explore the genre, cultural implications, and critical history.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 1999
File: 394 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393972771

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Presents the texts of 24 well-known fairy tales as they were first presented in English and summarizes the history of each tale, especially from the textual point of view.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Iona Archibald Opie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 1980
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 0195202198

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2016-12-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393602974

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Throughout the book, Tatar employs the tools not only of a psychoanalyst but also of a folklorist, literary critic, and historian to examine the harsher aspects of these stories. She presents new interpretations of the powerful stories in this book. Few studies have been written in English on these tales, and none has probed their allegedly happy endings so thoroughly."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2003
File: 325 Pages
ISBN-13: 0691114692

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The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives – their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. For this new edition, the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to date.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2007-05-07
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135210298

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Marvelous Transformations is an anthology of tales and original critical essays that moves beyond canonized “classics” and old paradigms, documenting the points of historical connection between literary tales and field-based collections. This innovative anthology reflects current interdisciplinary scholarship on oral traditions and the cultural history of the print fairy tale. In addition to the tales, original critical essays, newly written for this volume, introduce readers to differing perspectives on key ideas in the field.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Christine A. Jones
Publisher: Broadview Press
Release: 2012-10-19
File: 584 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781554810437

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The first edition of its kind, The Great Fairy Tale Tradition isindispensable for students of fairy tales.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Jack David Zipes
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release: 2001
File: 991 Pages
ISBN-13: 039397636X

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The tale of 'Cinderella' is told wherever stories are still read aloud and everyone is familiar with 'Rapunzel' and 'The Golden Goose', but who has heard all the wonderful stories collected by the Brothers Grimm? Well, here's your chance, for within these covers you will find every one of their 210 tales, in all their enchantment and rapture, terror and wisdom, tragedy and beauty.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Jacob Grimm
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-04-15
File: 800 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135142452

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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.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2013-10-06
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780691159553

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