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Book Title: Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves|
Date of issue: January 11th 2013
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The author of the book: Jack D. Zipes
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.81 MB
Read full description of the books Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves:The title of this compilation was misleading. I was expecting fairy tales that somehow turned paradigms on their heads or something that was more of a "revolt." However, this is instead a series of short fairy-tales that were selected to show how this genre was viewed through the Victorian era (e.g., their take on morals, childhood, story-telling, proper behavior for girls and boys, and political/social criticism). It was interesting from a socio-history perspective and some of the tales were vivid and/or amusing. Not what I had anticipated though.
Read information about the authorJack David Zipes is a retired Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. He has published and lectured extensively on the subject of fairy tales, their linguistic roots, and argued that they have a "socialization function". According to Zipes, fairy tales "serve a meaningful social function, not just for compensation but for revelation: the worlds projected by the best of our fairy tales reveal the gaps between truth and falsehood in our immediate society." His arguments are avowedly based on the neo-Marxist critical theory of the Frankfurt School.
Zipes enjoys using droll titles for his works like Don't Bet on the Prince and The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Ridinghood.
He completed a PhD in comparative literature at Columbia University. Zipes taught at various institutions before heading German language studies at the University of Minnesota. He has retranslation of the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
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