The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Baker & Taylor
Essays discuss the history and development of fairy tales in cultures from all over the world and throughout history, including adaptation for film, art, opera, ballet, music, and commercial use.

Blackwell North Amer
From its roots in the oral tradition to the sophisticated, postmodernist reworkings of the present day, the fairy tale has retained its powerful hold over the cultural imagination of Europe and North America for centuries. The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales provides an authoritative reference source for this complex, captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and the artists who illustrated them, and related topics such as film, art, opera, ballet, music, even advertising.

Oxford University Press
From its ancient roots in the oral tradition to the postmodernist reworkings of the present day, the fairy tale has retained its powerful hold over the cultural imagination of Europe and North America. NowThe Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales provides the first authoritative reference source for this complex, captivating genre.
With more than 800 entries written by a team of 67 specialists from around the world, theCompanion offers an illuminating look at the classic tales themselves, both ancient and modern, from Jack and Jill and Cinderella to Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz. The contributors also profile the writers who wrote or reworked these luminous tales, as well as the illustrators, film-makers, choreographers, and composers who have been involved with creating or interpreting them. TheCompanion also covers such related topics as film, art, opera, ballet, music, even advertising. An introductory overview by Jack Zipes sets the subject in its historical and literary context, and special survey articles explore the development of the fairy-tale tradition in individual countries, focusing particularly on the European and North American traditions. The volume includes a detailed bibliography, to aid in further research into this fascinating topic.
Strikingly illustrated with 70 beautiful pictures, from early engravings to 20th-century film stills, this is an essential companion for everyone who loves fairy tales and storytelling.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780198605096
0198605099
Branch Call Number: REF 398.2 OXF
Characteristics: xxxii, 601 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zipes, Jack David
Alternative Title: Fairy tales

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Aug 11, 2018

The second word of the subtitle to the book is important - Western - for the folk story traditions of China, India, Africa, Arabs and Persians, and all of Australia are left out. The book is more like a subject dictionary with mostly brief entries; the reader would be better served by Wikipedia for learning about Lang or Propp (scholars who did some work in folklore). The book claims to cover North America too, but Boaz's book about the stories of the Northwest Indians is not even in the bibliography. There is no index, but there are many pictures.

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