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The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

By: Jack Zipes

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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 expert Jack Zipes presents a provocative new theory about why fairy tales were created and retold — and why they became such an indelible and infinitely adaptable part of cultures around the world.

While we may never be able to fully explain fairy tales, The Irresistible Fairy Tale provides a powerful theory of how and why they evolved — and why we still use them to make meaning of our lives.

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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Binding:Paperback
About the Author: Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota and the author, translator, and editor of dozens of studies and collections of folk and fairy tales.
Pages:256
Publication Date: Oct 6, 2013