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  • The Complete Fairy Talesby The Brothers Grimm; Jack Zipes

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.58

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JACK ZIPES Wolves and grandmothers, ugly sisters, a house made of bread, a goose made of gold...the folk tales collected by the Grimm brothers created an astonishingly influential imaginative world. However, this is also a world where a woman serves her stepson up in a stew, a man marries a snake, a princess sleeps... more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    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...

  • Why Fairy Tales Stickby Jack Zipes

    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...

  • The Irresistible Fairy Taleby Jack Zipes

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    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... more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives ? their behavior, values, and relationship... more...

  • The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Talesby Jack Zipes

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 21.95

    In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, attitudes toward history and national identity fostered a romantic rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairy tales, when European folklorists sought to understand and redefine the present through the common tales of the past, and long neglected stories became... more...

  • When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Traditionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Why Fairy Tales Stickby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications,... more...

  • Hans Christian Andersenby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The 2005 bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen's birth is an opportunity to re-evaluate the achievement of one of the great figures of the fairy tale and storytelling tradition, a beloved writer famous for The Snow Queen and The Little Mermaid , The Ugly Duckling and The Red Shoes and many other now classic tales. Jack Zipes broadens our... more...

  • Sticks and Stonesby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...