Folk and fairy tales exist in all cultures and are at the heart of civilization. This massive Encyclopedia gives students and general readers a broad, multicultural survey of folk and fairy tales from around the world. Included are hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries written by numerous expert contributors. Entries cover themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and a range of other topics. Each entry cites works for further reading, and the Encyclopedia closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources. Literature students will welcome this book as an aid to understanding and analyzing folk and fairy tales as literary forms, while social studies students will appreciate it as an exploration of the essence of world cultures.
Folk and fairy tales exist in all cultures and are at the heart of civilization. The most comprehensive work of its kind, this massive Encyclopedia gives students and general readers a broad, accessible, multicultural survey of folk and fairy tales from around the world. Edited by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, the Encyclopedia draws on the work of numerous expert contributors and covers a broad range of themes and motifs, characters and character types, genres, individuals, national traditions, and other topics.
Entry topics were chosen in consultation with a nine-member Advisory Board that includes some of the most prominent scholars currently pursuing the study of folk and fairy tales, such as Professor Jack Zipes of the University of Minnesota, whose work has revolutionized research on fairy tales.
Entries cite works for further reading, and the Encyclopedia closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources. Literature students will value this book as an aid to understanding and analyzing folk and fairy tales as literary forms, while social studies students will appreciate the book's examination of the foundations of world cultures. And because many of these tales continue to influence films, television, and popular culture, general readers will welcome the Encyclopedia as a means of understanding the modern world.
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Hundreds of alphabetically entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and other topics survey folk and fairy tales from around the world.About the Author:
Donald Haase is Professor of German at Wayne State University. His previous books include Fairy Tales and Feminism: New Approaches (2004), and The Reception of Grimms' Fairy Tales: Responses, Reactions, Revisions (1993). He is the editor of Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies, and his work has appeared in such publications as Romance Notes, The Lion and the Unicorn, and Proverbium.
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Descripción Greenwood December 2007, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never Opened / Never Read - Factory Sealed (some of the factory wrap is broken but the books are not affected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 'I am currently teaching a college class on childhood and fairy tales and highly recommend this fairy tale encyclopedia to my students. Students of any age who are interested in the cultural and literary history of the folk tale, the literary fairy tale and in children's literature will find this an essential tool to look up important concepts and historiographies from the field. The volume's editor is one of the nation's top fairy tale researchers, and the articles in this compendium are easily accessible for professional researchers and for the general public alike. I found the book very easy to work with, as its entries are logically organized and generously cross-referenced around literary key words, authors, works and cultural trends. It is a great benefit that this edition also includes fairy tale materials from non-Western traditions.' -- Chapel Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 'Occasionally, a reference work is so good that one wishes for more of it. Haase.has assembled a stellar cast of scholars to provide the first thorough English-language encyclopedia on folk and fairy tales. . . . Nearly 700 signed, alphabetically arranged articles with bibliographies cover major approaches, important authors and scholars, and themes. Especially useful are the geographic essays. With no disciplinary limits, folklorists take their place alongside historians, sociologists, and literary critics. Similary, with no boundaries on media, the set includes motion picture adaptations as well as literary versions. It also covers children's literature. Haase's introduction provides a good summary of the current state of folktale research. . . . Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers.' - Choice. . . . . . . . . . . 'This unique three-volume set is an important addition to folklore and fairy-tale studies as it offers for the first time an encyclopedic introduction to the scholarship of this flourishing field. Global in geographical and cultural scope and covering a broad historical and disciplinary range, it features information about significant individuals and traditions from throughout the world, from antiquity to the present day. . . . Additionally, an extensive bibliography with citations to relevant primary and secondary resources names anthologies, scholarly studies, journal publications, and selected web sites. Rounding out the text are a guide describing the classification systems used in the entries, a guide to related topics, and a helpful index. The set is further enhanced by an informative introduction and interesting illustrations throughout the volumes. Useful to general readers as well as to students and scholars in the literary and social science disciplines; highly recommended for public and academic libraries.' - Library Journal . . . . . . . . . . . 'Three hefty volumes provide global and multicultural coverall, from antiquity to the present, of the burgeoning field of folktale and fairy-tale studies. . . . A brief introduction highlights the reasons for and description of the increasing interest in folk and fairy tales around the globe. . . . Each entry includes highlighted cross references as well as, when appropriate, a see also section plus suggestions for futher reading. . . . The illustrations and photographs are black and white in this helpful resource for college libraries and special collections in large public libraries.' - VOYA . . . . . . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería 54515
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