Spells of Enchantment by Jack Zipes
The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture

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Zipes brings together the best literary fairy tales ever written, giving readers a sense of the history of the genre and its evolution. Includes more than 60 tales by writers such as Hans Christian Andersen, Wilhelm Grimm, Voltaire, Goethe, Hawthorne, Yeats, Hesse, Thurber, Jane Yolen, Angela Carter, and more. Illustrated.
 

About Jack Zipes

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Jack Zipes (Ph.D. Columbia University) is a Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work on children s literature, he is an award-winning storyteller in public schools and has worked with various children s theaters. His major publications include Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (2000), Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry (1997), Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale (1994), The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (1988), and Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion: The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization (1983).
 
Published December 1, 1992 by San Val. 848 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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And modern technology has done nothing to dampen inspiration: More than half of the 67 tales collected here were written in the 20th century by such authors as Twain, Strindberg, Rilke, Philip K.

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This massive volume includes 67 tales, more than half of which were written in the 20th century by such authors as Twain, Rilke and Philip K.

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