The Frog King: Occidental Fairy Tales, Fables and Anecdotes of Animals

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In this illuminating discussion of the role of animals in Western thought, the author shows, through his analysis of folklore, popular ideas, and natural history, that man's traditional fascination with animals is more than it appears. Professor Sax asserts that "animals put us in touch with modes of perception that are prior to culture. Encounters with animals compel us to question what it means to be human."
After summarizing recent research on the bonds between animals and people, the author discusses the two major traditions of animal tales in Western culture, fables and fairy tales. Also discussed is what role specific animals, such as the beaver, stag, and elephant, have played in Western thought.

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Boria Sax is the award-winning author of City of Ravens (available from Overlook) and Animals of the Third Reich. His books have been translated into eight languages. He lives in White Plains, New York.

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The book, adorned with a great many black and white illustrations, is simultaneously entertaining and educational. (Helmut Meyer In Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift)

...a charming and provocative excursion through the enchanted realm of articulate animals who communicate with people on many levels. Sax provides insightful analyses that will not only delight readers and stimulate scholars but also add much to our knowledge of the ways in which animal symbolism reflects and is affected by societal forces. (Anthrozoös)

...a charming and provocative excursion through the enchanted realm of articulate animals who communicate with people on many levels. Sax provides insightful analyses that will not only delight readers and stimulate scholars but also add much to our knowledge of the ways in which animal symbolism reflects and is affected by societal forces. (Anthrozoös)

The book, adorned with a great many black and white illustrations, is simultaneously entertaining and educational. (Helmut Meyer In Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift)

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