The Irresistible Fairy Tale
The Cultural and Social History of a Genre
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $20.95|
| Book Description: |
If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread--or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. In this book, renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes presents a provocative new theory about why fairy tales were created and retold--and why they became such an indelible...