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- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 8.95
Enjoy the timeless tales of Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and many more in this first volume of The Arabian Nights . Upon learning of his queen?s infidelity, proud King Shahryar has her killed. As revenge on womankind, he decides to wed a different virgin every night, only to have her beheaded at dawn. Such is Shahryar?s practice... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 22.00
?Splendid.? --Faith McNulty, The New Yorker ?Clearly the text of choice for any reader...Zipes? edition deserves to become the standard translation.? -- The German Quarterly From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95
In his successful Creative Storytelling , Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out , this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force within storytelling and creative drama during the K-12... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95
For centuries fairy tales have been a powerful mode of passing cultural values onto our children, and for many these stories delight and haunt us from cradle to grave. But how have these stories become so powerful and why? In When Dreams Came True , Jack Zipes explains the social life of the fairy tale, from the sixteenth century on... more...
- Routledge 2006; US$ 25.95
The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. This work shows that fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. more...
- Routledge 2006; US$ 26.95
Explores the question of why some fairy tales ''work'' and others don't, why the fairy tale is capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. This book looks at fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications. It contains the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Can fairy tales subvert consumerism? Can fantasy and children's literature counter the homogenizing influence of globalization? Can storytellers retain their authenticity in the age of consumerism? These are some of the critical questions raised by Jack Zipes, the celebrated scholar of fairy tales and children's literature. In this book, Zipes argues... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
This is an irresistible and unique anthology of fairy tales written by some of the most notable writers of the Victorian period, including Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling and Edith Nesbitt. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95
The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author.? With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2002; US$ 25.00
This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy... more...