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- DescriptionIn his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores 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 fairy tale t just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Sw White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.
- Author BiographyJack Zipes is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. An acclaimed translator and scholar of children's literature and culture, his many books include Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller and Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children, both published by Routledge.
- Author(s)Jack David Zipes
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication27/09/2006
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note7 black & white illustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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