The Great Fairy Tale Tradition
From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm (Norton Critical Editions)
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|Format: ||Paperback, 1008 pages|
|Other Information: ||20 illustrations, bibliog|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 November 2000|
The tales-116 in all-are thematically grouped. Each grouping is introduced and annotated by Jack Zipes, the genre's reigning expert. Twenty illustrations accompany the texts. "Criticism" includes seven important assessments of different aspects of the fairy tale tradition, written by W. G. Waters, Benedetto Croce, Lewis Seifert, Patricia Hannon, Harry Velten, Siegfried Neumann, and Jack Zipes. Brief biographies of the storytellers and a Selected Bibliography are included.
About the Author
Jack Zipes (Ph.D. Columbia University) is a Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work on children's literature, he is an award-winning storyteller in public schools and has worked with various children's theaters. His major publications include Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (2000), Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry (1997), Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale (1994), The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (1988), and Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization (1983).
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21.87 x 14.27 x 3.07 centimetres (0.49 kg)|
15+ years |