The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre / Jack Zipes

Author(s): Zipes, Jack, 1937-
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Subjects: Fairy tales--History and criticism
Fairy tales--Social aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012
LC Classification: G, GR
Physical Description: xvii, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2011040188
ISBN: 9780691153384 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0691153388 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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
OCLC Number: 757838227
ISBN/ISSN: 9780691153384