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Why Fairy Tales Stick

The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

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Why Fairy Tales Stick by Jack Zipes
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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.

Author Biography

Jack Zipes is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. An acclaimed translator and scholar of children's literature and culture, his many books include Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller and Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children, both published by Routledge.
Release date NZ
September 27th, 2006
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
7 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
352
Dimensions
152x229x24
ISBN-13
9780415977807
Product ID
2968798

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