The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales

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Folk and fairy tales exist in all cultures and are at the heart of civilization. This massive Encyclopedia gives students and general readers a broad, multicultural survey of folk and fairy tales from around the world. Included are hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries written by numerous expert contributors. Entries cover themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and a range of other topics. Each entry cites works for further reading, and the Encyclopedia closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources. Literature students will welcome this book as an aid to understanding and analyzing folk and fairy tales as literary forms, while social studies students will appreciate it as an exploration of the essence of world cultures.
Hundreds of alphabetically entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and other topics survey folk and fairy tales from around the world.

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Not an anthology of folktales, but a reference to folktale and fairy-tale studies both as a burgeoning academic discipline of it own and as a specialty within other disciplines. Incorporating countries around the world and stretching from the ancient to the current, entries discuss such topics as national and linguistic groups, genres, critical tools, motifs and themes, tale types and exemplars of them, periods and movements, media, writer and performers, and scholars. The articles are signed and referenced; cross-referencing is extensive and inter-textual. Among the philosophies at work is that legitimate folktales are still being written, and that new ones should not be ignored simply because of their age. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780313334443
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9780313334436
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9780313334429
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9780313334412
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Branch Call Number: REF 398.203 GRE
Characteristics: 3 v. :,ill., ports. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Haase, Donald

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