Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England

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Jack Zipes has put together one of the comprehensive anthologies of feminist fairy tales and essays to appear since the women's movement gained momentum in the 1960s. He has selected works by such gifted writers as Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Tanith Lee, Jay Williams, Jane Yolen, Anne Sexton, Olga Broumas and Joanna Russ - all of whom, whether they consider themselves "feminists" or not, have written innovative stories which seek to break with the classical tradition of fairy tales. The accompanying critical essays, by Marcia Lieberman, Sandra Gilbert, Susan Gubar and Karen Rowe, discuss how fairy tales play an important role in early socialisation, influencing the manner in which children perceive the world and their place in it even before they begin to read. "Don't Bet on the Prince" was created out of dissatisfaction with the dominant male discourse of traditional fairy tales and with the sexist social values and institutions which it supports. This book demonstrates how recent male and female writers, by looking at the classical literary fairy tale with new eyes, have changed the aesthetic constructs and social content of fairy tales in order to reflect the major changes in the roles of sex, gender, socialisation and education since the 1960s. It is an excellent example of how the literature of fantasy and imagination can be harnessed to create a new view of the world. "Don't Bet on the Prince" is for all those interested in questioning the traditional values and expectations by which our perceptions of ourselves are formed. It will be of special interest to those concerned with the feminist movement, women's studies and the growing feminist sensibility in fantasy literature. Its tales will also appeal to children, and the child in every adult.

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Descripción Gower House, Hampshire, England, 1986. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First British Paperback Edition. Anthology of 20 feminist fairy tales & scholarly essays that turn traditional tales on their head & offer new, empowering view of female characters. Includes works by writers like Anne Sexton, Olga Broumas, Joanna Russ, Tanith Lee, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Jay Williams, & more. 270 pages with Bibliography. A FIRST BRITISH EDITION, this trade paperback is VG: generally very clean, binding tight & square. Former owner's name inside front cover; NO other writing, underlining, or highlighting. NOT ex-lib, NOT BCE. FLAWS: minor edgewear, tanning to all pages around edges, light spotting to external page edges. Please see our photos! Description copyright Gargoyle Books 2015. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm (Noon Saturdays) Pacific time; else next day (except Sundays & holidays). Nº de ref. de la librería 010789

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