Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

Jack Zipes


This revised, improved, and up-to-date version of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the long-lasting energy of fairy stories and the methods they invade our subjective global. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the significance of investigating oral people stories of their socio-political context and strains their evolution into literary fairy stories, a transformation that frequently reduced the ideology of the unique narrative. Zipes additionally appears to be like at how folks stories impact our renowned ideals and the methods they've been exploited by means of a company media community reason on regulating the paranormal components of the tales. He examines a number of authors, together with the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Ernst Bloch, Tolkien, Bettelheim, and J.K. Rowling to illustrate the continued symbiotic dating among folklore and literature.

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