Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales Paperback – Jul 5 2002
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The name Jack Zipes is synonymous with highly regarded and widely read anthologies and critiques of fairy tales. -- Choice
Zipes ably demonstrates that moral, political, religious, and other ideologies have shaped these apparently innocent narratives. -- Lore and Language
About the Author
Jack Zipes, professor of German and director of the Center for German and European Studies the University of Minnesota, is the author of many books on folk and fairy tales, including Fairy Tale as Myth, Myth as Fairy Tale. He lives in Minneapolis.
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To begin with a true story told in fairy-tale manner: Once upon a time the famous physicist Albert Einstein was confronted by an overly concerned woman who sought advice on how to raise her small son to become a successful scientist. Read the first page
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
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"In Pittsburgh, PA, a burglar lost his shoe as he fled from the home of Mrs. M., age 43. Patrolmen arrested R.T., age 20, who was sitting shoeless in a nearby bar. Authorities said a shoe matching the one found in the M. home was discovered behind the bar." - Winnipeg Free Press, April 14, 1972
Cinderella is all around us.
Unfortunately, the author is a professor of German, and uses a lot of German terms without necessarily translating them, which got confusing for this non-German speaking reader.
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