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

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

by Jack Zipes
ISBN-10:
0813190304
ISBN-13:
9780813190303
Pub. Date:
07/28/2002
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
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Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales / Edition 2

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.

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

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