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The Resource Fairy tale : a very short introduction, Marina Warner

Fairy tale : a very short introduction, Marina Warner

Label
Fairy tale : a very short introduction
Title
Fairy tale
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Marina Warner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis, and feminism. In this Very Short Introduction, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in all their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Drawing on a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White, Warner forms a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture
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Cataloging source
AU@
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1946-
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Warner, Marina
Dewey number
398.209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR550
LC item number
.W39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
v. 550
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  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
Target audience
adult
Label
Fairy tale : a very short introduction, Marina Warner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardback as "Once upon a time" 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On stage & screen: States of illusion
  • The worlds of faery: Far away & down below
  • With a touch of her wand: Magic & metamorphosis
  • Voices on the page: Tales, tellers, & translators
  • Potato soup: True stories/real life
  • Childish things: Pictures & conversations
  • On the couch: House-training the id
  • In the dock: Don't bet on the prince
  • Double vision: The dream of reason
Control code
on1023617614
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xxix, 156 pages
Isbn
9780199532155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023617614
Label
Fairy tale : a very short introduction, Marina Warner
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardback as "Once upon a time" 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-147) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On stage & screen: States of illusion
  • The worlds of faery: Far away & down below
  • With a touch of her wand: Magic & metamorphosis
  • Voices on the page: Tales, tellers, & translators
  • Potato soup: True stories/real life
  • Childish things: Pictures & conversations
  • On the couch: House-training the id
  • In the dock: Don't bet on the prince
  • Double vision: The dream of reason
Control code
on1023617614
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xxix, 156 pages
Isbn
9780199532155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023617614

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