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Author Warner, Marina, 1946- author.

Title Once upon a time : a short history of fairy tale / Marina Warner.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    398.2 WAR    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    398.09 WAR    DUE 08-03-20
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Edition First edition.
Description xxiv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-193) and index.
Contents 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 -- On stage & screen: States of illusion.
Summary Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over her long writing career, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds 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 and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich collection of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. She makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.
Subject Fairy tales -- History and criticism.
Fairy tales -- Adaptations.
ISBN 9780198718659 (hardcover)
0198718659 (hardcover)

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