Why Fairy Tales Stick

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135204349
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 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 not 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, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.

The Irresistible Fairy Tale

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400841828
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Kuttel Daddeldu

Author: Joachim Ringelnatz
Publisher: andersseitig.de
ISBN: 3955010147
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ringelnatz (eigentlich Hans Bötticher) wurde in Wurzen (Sachsen) geboren und starb in Berlin. Er arbeitete als Schiffsjunge, Matrose und Dichter. Kuttel Daddeldu ist ein Seebär der die Welt bereist. In den Gedichten werden die schlüpfrigen, auch grotesken, Erlebnisse des Weltenbummlers erzählt - aber nicht nur das: Kuttel Daddeldu betrachtet die Welt auch auf seine sehr eigene tiefsinnige Art und Weise.

Der Prinz vom Teich

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783794138333
Format: PDF
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Merkwürdig ist er ja schon, der Frosch mit seinem Sprachfehler und froschuntypischen Verhalten, aber gerade deswegen mag die Fröschin ihn ...

Fairy Tale Queens

Author: J. Carney
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137269693
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Most of today's familiar fairy tales come from the stories of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, but this innovative study encourages us to explore the marvelous tales of authors from the early modern period Giovanni Straparola, Giambattista Basile, Madame Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy, and others whose works enrich and expand the canon. As author Jo Eldridge Carney shows, the queen is omnipresent in these stories, as much a hallmark of the genre as other familiar characteristics such as the number three, magical objects, and happy endings. That queens occupy such space in early modern tales is not surprising given the profound influence of so many powerful queens in the political landscapes of early modern England and Europe. Carney makes a powerful argument for the historical relevance of fairy tales and, by exploring the dynamic intersection between fictional and actual queens, shows how history and folk literature mutually enrich our understanding of the period.