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Title: From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers
Description: London, Chatto and Windus. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 0 7011 3530 1). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. "This study looks beyond the Freudian interpretation of fairy tales, to the tellers of the tales, and to the social and cultural contexts in which the tales are told and re-told through the centuries, from the ancient sibyls to the 18th-century "salonieres", and from Disney to Angela Carter. The value and enduring popularity of folk and fairy tales derives not only from their mythic significance but, crucially, from the fact that their concerns are rooted in the material world. Warner looks at favourite tales, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "Bluebeard", and a rich vein of other tales, in a historical perspective, showing how often the tellers were women - nurses, grandmothers, midwives, the 18th-century women who had no alternative literary voice - who produced tales to deal with actual, urgent dilemmas in the lives of their listeners: men, matrimony, sex and morality." (publisher's blurb). Fine/Fine.

Keywords: Fairy Tales 0701135301

Price: AUD 30.00 = appr. US$ 20.76 Seller: Good Reading Second Hand Books
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