New PDF release: The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (Oxford Companions)

By Jack Zipes

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed spouse covers all facets of the Western fairy story culture, from medieval to fashionable, lower than the information of Professor Jack Zipes. It presents an authoritative reference resource for this complicated and alluring style, exploring the stories themselves, the writers who wrote and transformed them, and the artists who illustrated them. It additionally covers various similar subject matters reminiscent of the fairy story and picture, tv, artwork, opera,
ballet, the oral culture, song, ads, cartoons, delusion literature, feminism, and stamps.

First released in 2000, a hundred thirty new entries were additional to account for contemporary advancements within the box, together with J. ok. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on themes comparable to cognitive feedback and fairy stories, electronic fairy stories, fairy story blogs and internet sites, and pornography and fairy stories. the rest entries were revised and up-to-date in session with expert

This moment variation includes superbly designed function articles highlighting international locations with a powerful fairy story culture, protecting: Britain and eire, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North the US and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian nations, Slavic and Baltic international locations, and Spain. it's also an informative and interesting creation through the editor, which units the topic in its historic and literary context. an in depth and up-to-date bibliography presents information regarding background
literature and additional analyzing fabric. additionally, the A to Z entries are observed by means of over 60 attractive and punctiliously chosen black and white illustrations.

Already popular in its box, the second one version of this special paintings is a vital spouse for someone drawn to fairy stories in literature, movie, and paintings; and for an individual who values the culture of storytelling.

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