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Warner, M: Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.
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Marina Warner's award-winning studies of mythology and fairy tales include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1976; re-issued 2013), Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights (2012), From the Beast to the Blonde - on Fairy Tales and their Tellers (1994), Monuments & Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form (1985), and No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (1998). Her Clarendon Lectures Fantastic Metamorphoses; Other Worlds were published in 2001; her essays on literature and culture were collected in Signs & Wonders (2000), and Phantasmagoria, a study of spirits and technology, appeared in 2006. In 2013 she was awarded a Sheykh Zayed Prize and the Truman Capote Award. She was awarded a CBE for services to Literature in 2008. She is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the British Academy.
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  • Prologue; 1 The Worlds of Faery: Far Away and Down Below; 2 With a Stroke of Her Wand: Magic and Metamorphosis; 3 Voices on the Page: Tales, Tellers, and Translators; 4 Potato Soup: True Stories/Real Life; 5 Childish Things: Pictures and Conversations; 6 On the Couch: House Training the Id; 7 In the Dock: Don't Bet on the Prince; 8 Double Vision: The Dream of Reason; 9 On Stage and Screen: States of Illusion; Epilogue; Index
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Seitenzahl 232
Erscheinungsdatum 23.10.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-19-871865-9
Verlag Oxford University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 17.7/12.6/2 cm
Gewicht 284 g
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Good introduction to fairy tale studies
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"A few dissenting voices still consider fairy tales childish and foolish, but on the whole, they have been widely accepted as a most valuable and profound creation of human history and culture." I enjoyed this book and I believe it is a good introduction into the field of fairy tale studies. Especially the glossary is helpful, ... "A few dissenting voices still consider fairy tales childish and foolish, but on the whole, they have been widely accepted as a most valuable and profound creation of human history and culture." I enjoyed this book and I believe it is a good introduction into the field of fairy tale studies. Especially the glossary is helpful, if you decide to delve deeper into the topic after finishing this book.