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Author Teverson, Andrew

Title Fairy tale / Andrew Teverson
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (167 pages)
Series The new critical idiom
New critical idiom
Contents Introduction -- Definitions -- The emergence of a literary genre: early modern Italy to the French salon -- The consolidation of a genre: the brothers Grimm to Hans Christian Andersen -- The emergence of fairy-tale theory: Plato to Propp -- Psychoanalysis, history and ideology: twentieh- and twenty-first-century approaches to fairy tale -- Conclusion
Summary "This volume offers a comprehensive critical and theoretical introduction to the genre of the fairy tale. It: explores the ways in which folklorists have defined the genre assesses the various methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of fairy tale provides a detailed account of the historical development of the fairy tale as a literary form engages with the major ideological controversies that have shaped critical and creative approaches to fairy tales in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries demonstrates that the fairy tale is a highly metamorphic genre that has flourished in diverse media, including oral tradition, literature, film, and the visual arts"--EBL
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fairy tales -- History and criticism
Fairy tales.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203366107