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The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales - a book by Lang, Andrew

The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales

From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang

The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales( )
Editor: Zipes, Jack
Author: Lang, Andrew
Brothers Grimm,
Publication Date:Mar 2013
Publisher:Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

At the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th, attitudes toward history and national identityfostered a 'romantic' rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairytales, when European folklorists sought to understand and redefine the present through the common tales of thepast, and long neglected stories became recognized as cultural treasures.In this rich collection, distinguished expert of...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.967 x 8.931 Inches
Book Weight:2.185 Pounds
Author Biography
Lang, Andrew (Editor)
Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland on March 31, 1844. He was a historian, poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford University, becoming a fellow at Merton College. His poetry includes Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Ballades in Blue China (1880--81), and Grass of Parnassus (1888--92). His anthropology and his defense of the value of folklore as the basis of religion is expressed in his works Custom and Myth (1884), Myth, Ritual and Religion (1887), and The Making of Religion (1898). He also translated Homer and critiqued James G. Frazer's views of mythology as expressed in The Golden Bough. He was considered a good historian, with a readable narrative style and knowledge of the original sources including his works A History of Scotland (1900-7), James VI and the Gowrie Mystery (1902), and Sir George Mackenzie (1909). He was one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. His collections of Fairy books, including The Blue Fairy Book, preserved and handed down many of the better-known folk tales from the time. He died of angina pectoris on July 20, 1912.


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