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Fairy Tales Reimagined

By Susan Redington Bobby
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786453966
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 130
  • File Pdf: fairy-tales-reimagined.pdf

Book Summary:

Although readers and filmgoers are strongly familiar with Disney’s sanitized child-centric fairy tales, they are quick to catch on to reworkings of classic tales into a contemporary context. The rise is such retellings seems to indicate that readers are hungry for a new narrative, one that hearkens back to the old yet moves the storyline forward to reflect conditions of the modern world. No mere escapist fantasies, the reimagined fairy tales of the late 20th and early 21st centuries reflect social, political and cultural truths. Sixteen essays consider fairy tales recreated through short stories, novels, poetry, and the graphic novel from both best-selling and lesser-known writers, applying a variety of perspectives, including postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, queer theory and gender studies. Along with the classic fairy tales, fiction from writers such as Neil Gaiman (Stardust) and Gregory Macquire (Wicked) is covered.

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  • Pages : 664
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  • Pages : 216
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
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  • File Pdf: folk-and-fairy-tales-fifth-edition.pdf

Book Summary:

This bestselling anthology of folk and fairy tales brings together 54 stories, 9 critical articles, and 24 color illustrations from a range of historical and geographic traditions. Sections group tales together by theme or juxtapose variations of individual tales, inviting comparison and analysis across cultures and genres. Accessible critical selections provide a foundation for readers to analyze, debate, and interpret the tales for themselves. An expanded introduction by the editors looks at the history of folk and fairy tales and distinguishes between the genres, while revised introductions to individual sections provide more detailed history of particular tellers and tales, paying increased attention to the background and cultural origin of each tale. This new edition includes a larger selection of critical articles (including pieces by J.R.R. Tolkien and Marina Warner), more modern and cross-cultural variations on classic tales (including stories by Neil Gaiman and Emma Donoghue), and an expanded selection of color illustrations.

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By Martin Hallett,Barbara Karasek
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Isbn : 1770488375
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Summary:

Folk and Fairy Tales: Concise Edition is designed to provide a more compact and versatile collection for teaching children’s literature. The second edition features an expanded section of color illustrations, more criticism, and a new section on “Brain over Brawn.”

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By Cristina Bacchilega
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Isbn : 081433928X
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 570
  • File Pdf: fairy-tales-transformed.pdf

Book Summary:

Fairy-tale adaptations are ubiquitous in modern popular culture, but readers and scholars alike may take for granted the many voices and traditions folded into today's tales. In Fairy Tales Transformed?: Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder, accomplished fairy-tale scholar Cristina Bacchilega traces what she terms a "fairy-tale web" of multivocal influences in modern adaptations, asking how tales have been changed by and for the early twenty-first century. Dealing mainly with literary and cinematic adaptations for adults and young adults, Bacchilega investigates the linked and yet divergent social projects these fairy tales imagine, their participation and competition in multiple genre and media systems, and their relation to a politics of wonder that contests a naturalized hierarchy of Euro-American literary fairy tale over folktale and other wonder genres. Bacchilega begins by assessing changes in contemporary understandings and adaptations of the Euro-American fairy tale since the 1970s, and introduces the fairy-tale web as a network of reading and writing practices with a long history shaped by forces of gender politics, capitalism, and colonialism. In the chapters that follow, Bacchilega considers a range of texts, from high profile films like Disney's Enchanted, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, and Catherine Breillat's Bluebeard to literary adaptations like Nalo Hopkinson's Skin Folk, Emma Donoghue's Kissing the Witch, and Bill Willingham's popular comics series, Fables. She looks at the fairy-tale web from a number of approaches, including adaptation as "activist response" in Chapter 1, as remediation within convergence culture in Chapter 2, and a space of genre mixing in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 connects adaptation with issues of translation and stereotyping to discuss mainstream North American adaptations of The Arabian Nights as "media text" in post-9/11 globalized culture. Bacchilega's epilogue invites scholars to intensify their attention to multimedia fairy-tale traditions and the relationship of folk and fairy tales with other cultures' wonder genres. Scholars of fairy-tale studies will enjoy Bacchilega's significant new study of contemporary adaptations.

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By Jack Zipes
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191004162
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : Reference
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  • File Pdf: the-oxford-companion-to-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

By Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.,Donald Haase Ph.D.,Helen J. Callow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1610692543
  • Pages : 1590
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 504
  • File Pdf: folktales-and-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

Twisted Fairy Tales

By Stewart Ross,Samantha Newman,Jo Franklin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Isbn : 1398817643
  • Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 908
  • File Pdf: twisted-fairy-tales.pdf

Book Summary:

Once upon a time, six famous children's stories were magically reimagined ... with hilarious results! Meet the sneaky Ninjabread Man; cheeky Little Rude Riding Hood; ground-shaking Cinder-Elephant; and clever Octo-Puss in Boots. Snow White has ditched her woodland cottage for a spaceship and seven robots ... and the Three Little Narwhals are on the run from the Big Bad Shark! This compendium brings together riotously funny retellings of well-known tales by popular children's authors Chris Jevons, Samantha Newman, and Jo Franklin. It's packed with fun and mayhem, and brought to life by laugh-out-loud illustrations.

The Story Within - Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy

By Yehudit Silverman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Isbn : 1784508942
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 948
  • File Pdf: the-story-within-myth-and-fairy-tale-in-therapy.pdf

Book Summary:

Somewhere hidden in the depths of each story lies a treasure waiting to be discovered... This creative arts therapies approach uses myth and fairy tale to explore personal challenges. Clients begin by choosing a myth or fairy tale character they feel drawn to, but don't know why. They and their chosen character then embark on a guided creative journey that leads them to discover hidden, unconscious, aspects of themselves. The process is holistic, using all the arts. In addition to explaining the theoretical background of this approach, the book provides detailed step-by-step instructions for readers to follow for their own personal exploration, including specific creative exercises at each stage, and guidelines for using the approach with clients. Also included are clinical case vignettes, reflections from people who have experienced the process, and the authors own personal journey. Whether you are a creative arts therapist seeking to expand your practice, or a health professional searching for a new, creative way of working with clients, The Story Within is an exciting new resource.

Lustfully Ever After

By Kristina Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cleis Press
  • Isbn : 1573448001
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 292
  • File Pdf: lustfully-ever-after.pdf

Book Summary:

In Lustfully Ever After, classic fairy tales are reimagined for an adult audience with twists (and kinks) to keep readers entertained. In Michelle Augello-Page's romantically charged BDSM tale "Wolf Moon," Little Red Riding Hood is the big bad wolf, while Kristina Lloyd rewrites "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" as a scorching hot MFM threesome in "The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces." Shanna Germain's "Mirror Mirror" shows the sensual Sapphic side of Snow White's stepmother and Andrea Dale pens a contemporary version of "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" in the poignantly erotic "Steadfast." This delightful collection of fairy tales will lead you down a magical path into forbidden romance and erotic love. You won’t need those bread crumbs to find your way home—for home is where the heart is and the authors of Lustfully Ever After know your heart’s most wicked and secret desires.

The Fairy Tale World

By Andrew Teverson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351609947
  • Pages : 484
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 744
  • File Pdf: the-fairy-tale-world.pdf

Book Summary:

The Fairy Tale World is a definitive volume on this ever-evolving field. The book draws on recent critical attention, contesting romantic ideas about timeless tales of good and evil, and arguing that fairy tales are culturally astute narratives that reflect the historical and material circumstances of the societies in which they are produced. The Fairy Tale World takes a uniquely global perspective and broadens the international, cultural, and critical scope of fairy-tale studies. Throughout the five parts, the volume challenges the previously Eurocentric focus of fairy-tale studies, with contributors looking at: • the contrast between traditional, canonical fairy tales and more modern reinterpretations; • responses to the fairy tale around the world, including works from every continent; • applications of the fairy tale in diverse media, from oral tradition to the commercialized films of Hollywood and Bollywood; • debates concerning the global and local ownership of fairy tales, and the impact the digital age and an exponentially globalized world have on traditional narratives; • the fairy tale as told through art, dance, theatre, fan fiction, and film. This volume brings together a selection of the most respected voices in the field, offering ground-breaking analysis of the fairy tale in relation to ethnicity, colonialism, feminism, disability, sexuality, the environment, and class. An indispensable resource for students and scholars alike, The Fairy Tale World seeks to discover how such a traditional area of literature has remained so enduringly relevant in the modern world.

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair

By Jewel Kats
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Loving Healing Press
  • Isbn : 1615991123
  • Pages : 20
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 635
  • File Pdf: cinderella-s-magical-wheelchair.pdf

Book Summary:

In this adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale, wheelchair-bound Cinderella perfumes her stepmother's gym socks by day and creates her own jewelry by night, until a fairy-godmother-in-training adds some magic that allows Cinderella to transform her life-- and meet the prince.

The English Fairy Tales of Joseph Jacobs for Modern Reader (Translated)

By Joseph Jacobs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : KidLit-O
  • Isbn : 1621076555
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 657
  • File Pdf: the-english-fairy-tales-of-joseph-jacobs-for-modern-reader.pdf

Book Summary:

Joseph Jacobs' fairytales are magical; but how do you get kids excited about the stories when most translations were written over 100 years ago in a dated English? This collection of dozens of fairytales brings the stories to life with a modern English translation! All the classic tales are here (including: Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack the Giant Killer, the Story of the Three Bears, Chicken Little, Rumpelstiltskin, and many more!) KidLit-o is a new publishing house just for kids! From reimagined classics to history books, there's something for everyone here!

Little Red Riding Hood

By Trina Schart Hyman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Isbn : 0823434028
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 591
  • File Pdf: little-red-riding-hood.pdf

Book Summary:

A Caldecott Honor Book A Golden Kite Award—Picture Book A stunning edition of the classic fairy tale, reimagined and illustrated by a Caldecott medalist. Traveling alone, deep in the woods, Elisabeth suspects her basket of treats isn’t the only thing a sly wolf is after . . . Surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers, mushrooms, pinecones, and birds, Elisabeth heads off in her red cloak to visit her ailing grandmother. She's all alone—until she is joined by a wicked wolf, who urges her to stray from her wooded path. Framed with hand-drawn patterns and textured vignettes, Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations add intrigue to the familiar story, filled with subtle detail and depth. With the help of a brave woodsman, Elisabeth and her grandmother are saved—and Little Red Riding Hood learns a valuable lesson. Little Red Riding Hood, a Caldecott Honor Book, received a Golden Kite Award—Picture Book as well as many other awards and accolades. A classic of children's literature, this retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale brings new life to an old favorite with illustrations that children will linger over.

Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging

By Teresa Botelho,Iolanda Ramos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443863718
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 767
  • File Pdf: performing-identities-and-utopias-of-belonging.pdf

Book Summary:

Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging consists of sixteen essays, reflecting the current conflicted debate on the ontology, constructiveness and affect of categories of ascribed social identity such as gender, ethnicity, race and nation, in the context of British, Irish and North American cultural landscapes. They address the many ways in which these communities of belonging are imagined, iterated, performed, questioned, and deconstructed in literature, cinema and visual culture; they also support or counter claims about the enhanced value of social identity in the expression of the self in the light of the present debates that surround the contested post-identity turn in cultural studies. Significantly, they also address the role of social identity in the field of utopian and dystopian thought, focusing on the projection of imagined futures where alternative means of conceiving ascribed identity are conceptualized. The contributions are shaped by a plurality of approaches and theoretical discourses, and come from both established and emerging scholars and researchers from Europe and beyond. The collection is structured in three sections – the politics of (un)belonging, deconstructing utopian and cultural paradigms, and performing identities in the visual arts – which organize the multidisciplinary discussions around specific nuclei of interrogations.

Hansel and Gretel

By Jewel Kats,Claudia Marie Lenart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Loving Healing Press
  • Isbn : 1615992502
  • Pages : 44
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 895
  • File Pdf: hansel-and-gretel.pdf

Book Summary:

ÿHansel & Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twistÿis an enchanting tale about how kindness overcomes callousness and leads to a wondrous reward. This adaptation of the classic Grimms' tale includes the wicked witch and the poor siblings in search of food, but in this case, five-year-old Hansel is a mischievous, yet courageous, boy with Down syndrome. Young readers will learn that: Children with Down syndrome are capable and can achieve extraordinary success with determination.An act of kindness can transform people and the world.Treating people like family can create a miracle.People cannot be judged by appearance; a princess or a hero can be hidden within.Facing a challenge can lead to unimagined rewards. "I love that this book addresses not only the low expectations that society has of kids with Down syndrome but that the Mother has as well. What a gifted author to see past the diagnosis and tell a magical story of potential and belief!" --Nancy Gianni, Founder & Gigi's Mom,ÿGiGi's Playhouse: Down Syndrome Achievement Centers "I find that Jewel Kat's message that someone?s disability is not what makes a person, a great one. I like how she portrayed Hansel. He reminded me of my nephew who had Down syndrome?not only someone who was kind but also very smart. I believe it?s a great book for every kid to read." --Janet McNevin, Museum of disABILITY History "Hansel shines as a courageous boy with incredible determination despite his challenges and succeeds in changing his family's circumstances. This story would help young readers look beyond disabilities and focus on the characters of those who have special needs. Claudia's breathtaking illustrations take this beloved tale to a whole new level. A must read for children of all ages." ??Shaila Abdullah, author,ÿMy Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy Book #5 in the Fairy Ability Tales Series Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues - Special Needs