When Dreams Came True Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition

ISBN-10: 0415980070
ISBN-13: 9780415980074
Edition: 2nd 2007
Authors: Jack Zipes
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Description: For centuries fairy tales have been a powerful mode of passing cultural values onto our children, and for many these stories delight and haunt us from cradle to grave. But how have these stories become so powerful and why? In When Dreams Came  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

For centuries fairy tales have been a powerful mode of passing cultural values onto our children, and for many these stories delight and haunt us from cradle to grave. But how have these stories become so powerful and why? In When Dreams Came True , Jack Zipes explains the social life of the fairy tale, from the sixteenth century on into the twenty-first. Whether exploring Charles Perrault or the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or The Thousand and One Nights , The Happy Prince or Pinocchio , L. Frank Baum or Hermann Hesse, Zipes shows how the authors of our beloved fairy tales used the genre to articulate personal desires, political views, and aesthetic preferences within particular social contexts. Above all, he demonstrates the role that the fairy tale has assumed in the civilizing processthe way it imparts values, norms, and aesthetic taste to children and adults. This second edition of one of Jack Zipess best-lovedbooks includes a new preface and two new chapters on J.M. Barries Peter Pan and E.T.A. Hoffmans The Nutcracker and the Mouse King .

Spells of Enchantment: An Overview of the History of Fairy Tales
The Rise of the French Fairy Tale and the Decline of France
The Splendor of the Arabian Nights
Once There Were Two Brothers Named Grimm
The "Merry" Dance of the Nutcracker: Discovering the World through Fairy Tales
I'm Hans Christian Andersen
The Flowering of the Fairy Tale in Victorian England
Oscar Wilde's Tales of Illumination
Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as Tragic-Comic Fairy Tale
Frank Stockton, American Pioneer of Fairy Tales
L. Frank Baum and the Utopian Spirit of Oz
Revisiting J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy and Neverland
Hermann Hesse's Fairy Tales and the Pursuit of Home
Bibliography
Index

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