A Companion to the Fairy Tale

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Introduction by Derek Brewer.
The aim of this book is to discuss the characteristics of the traditional fairy tale in Europe and North America, and various theories of its development and interpretation. The book deals with the main collections - the Grimm brothers, Hans Andersen, Perrault and Afanes'ev - and with the development of tales in various regions of Europe, including Ireland, Wales, Scandinavia, Germany and Russia, as well as India, where it was once claimed that they originated.
The subject of the fairy tale is a controversial one: problems discussed here include the relationship between tales recorded from story-tellers and literary works, the importance of printed works for the spread of the tales, the growth of recent examples with a feminine approach, the spread of popular tales like Cinderella, special types like the cumulative tales, possible effects of TV, and the nature of traditional plots and characters. Above all, we have been concerned with the distribution and long survival of these tales, and the nature of their appeal.

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Contributors: GRAHAM ANDERSON, DAVID BLAMIRES, RUTH BOTTIGHEIMER, DEREK BREWER, MARY BROCKINGTON, ANNA CHAUDHRI, HILDA ELLIS DAVIDSON, ROBIN GWYNDAF, BENGT HOLBEK, DAVID HUNT, REIMUND KVIDELAND, PATRICIA LYSAGHT, NEIL PHILIP, JAMES RIORDAN, PAT SCHAEFER, TOM SHIPPEY, JOYCE THOMAS.

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Sometimes refreshingly inventive, sometimes simply confirming the well known, but, in its personal refractions, always stimulating, even for the cognoscenti. --Fabula

Deploy[s] a detailed knowledge of publishing histories in the western world to give a fascinatingly fresh understanding of the lively interpretation of oral, literary and commercial traditions. --School Librarian Journal

[A] collection to be greatly welcomed, as it brings together a diversity of material and discourse concerning the meaning of 'the fairy tale'.... Allows for a variety of viewpoints to be explored and the result is a deepening and a widening of knowledge and insight into this most eternal of art forms. --Bealoideas

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