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Author Zipes, Jack, 1937-
Title The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre / Jack Zipes.
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  GR550 .Z59 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-226) and index.
Contents The cultural evolution of storytelling and fairy tales: human communication and memetics -- The meaning of fairy tale within the evolution of culture -- Remaking "Bluebeard", or Good-bye to Perrault -- Witch as Fairy/Fairy as witch: unfathomable Baba Yagas -- The tales of innocent persecuted heroines and their neglected female storytellers and collectors -- Giuseppe Pitrè and the great collectors of folk tales in the nineteenth century -- Fairy-tale collisions, or the Explosion of a genre.
Subject Fairy tales -- History and criticism.
Fairy tales -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9780691153384 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691153388 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 757838227