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Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales

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Publisher Comments:

This first paperback edition of the seminal work by the Swiss scholar Max Lüthi will be welcomed by folklorists for its informative survey of the various ways in which fairytales and related genres (local legends and saints' lives) may be read.

"Lüthi's lucid and intelligent book is refreshingly welcome." --Sewanee Review

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Sleeping Beauty

The Meaning and Form of Fairy Tales

2 The Seven Sleepers

Saint's Legend-Local Legend-Fairy Tale

3 The Dragon Slayer

The Style of the Fairy Tale

4 The Uses of Fairy Tales

Cinderella-Hansel and Gretel-The While Snake

5 The Little Earth-Cow

Symbolism in the Fairy Tale

6 The Living Doll

Local Legend and Fairy Tale

7 Animal Stories

A Glimpse of the Tales of Primitive Peoples

8 Rapunzel

The Fairy Tale as Representation of a Maturation Process

9 The Riddle Princess

Cunning, Jest and Sagacity

10 The Fairy-Tale Hero

The Image of Man in the Fairy Tale

11 The Miracle in Literature

Reference Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253202031
Translator:
Chadeayne, Lee
Designed:
Utley, Francis L.
Translator:
Chadeayne, Lee
Designed by:
Utley, Francis L.
Designed:
Utley, Francis L.
Author:
Chadeayne, Lee
Author:
Utley, Francis L.
Author:
Luthi, Max
Author:
Utley, Francis L.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy tales -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Folklore and Myth; Literature
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19760931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
188
Dimensions:
8.19 x 5.35 x 0.52 in

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