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Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales / Edition 2
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Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales / Edition 2

by Jack Zipes
 

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ISBN-10: 0813190304

ISBN-13: 9780813190303

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a

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This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative. Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media network intent on regulating the mystical elements of the stories. He examines a range of authors, including the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Ernst Bloch, Tolkien, Bettelheim, and J.K. Rowling to demonstrate the continuing symbiotic relationship between folklore and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813190303
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
979,334
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.74(d)

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