Cinderella A Casebook

ISBN-10: 0299118649
ISBN-13: 9780299118648
Edition: N/A
Authors: Alan Dundes
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Description: Covering a period of more than one hundred years of work by renowned folklorists, these enlightening essays explore the timeless tale of Cinderella. In addition to the most famous versions of the story (Basile's Pentamerone, Perrault's Cendrillon,  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Covering a period of more than one hundred years of work by renowned folklorists, these enlightening essays explore the timeless tale of Cinderella. In addition to the most famous versions of the story (Basile's Pentamerone, Perrault's Cendrillon, and the Grimm's Aschenputtel), this casebook includes articles on other versions of the tale from Russian, English, Chinese, Greek, and French folklore. The volume concludes with several interpretive essays, including a psychoanalytic view from Dundes and a critique of the popularization of Cinderella in America. Book jacket.

Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Cat Cinderella
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper
Ash Girl (Aschenputtel)
Cinderella
Notes on Cinderella
Cinderella in China
The Bride-Show Custom and the Fairy-Story of Cinderella
From Perrault to Walt Disney: The Slipper of Cinderella
The Study of the Cinderella Cycle
Tradition Areas in Eurasia
Cinderella in Africa
A Javanese Cinderella Tale and Its Pedagogical Value
A Cinderella Variant in the Context of a Muslim Women's Ritual
The Slipper on the Stair
The Beautiful Wassilissa
The Meaning of the Cinderella Story in the Development of a Little Girl
'To Love My Father All': A Psychoanalytic Study of the Folktale Source of King Lear
Beyond Morphology: Levi-Strauss and the Analysis of Folktales
Hanchi: A Kannada Cinderella
Cinderella in Tuscany
America's Cinderella
Suggestions for Further Reading on Cinderella: A Selected Bibliography
Bibliographical Addendum

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