From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

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Vintage, 1995 - 458 pages
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This brilliant and timely study looks beyond the Freudian interpretation of fairy tales, to the tellers of the tales, and to the social and cutural contexts in which the tales are told and re-told through the centuries, from the ancient sibyls to the eighteenth-century SALONIERES, from Angela Carter to Disney. 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. Lively, provocative and ground-breaking, FROM THE BEAST TO THE BLONDE is Marina Warner's first major work of non-fiction since the acclaimed MONUMENTS AND MAIDENS.

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A well-researched, well-written, fascinating read. - Goodreads
This book has pride of place on my research shelf. - Goodreads
Loads of illustrations. - Goodreads

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Marina Warner has put together a fascinating look at fairy tales across time, how they are subversive and inherently feminist while still representing and supporting the patriarchal and oppressive ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

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If, like me, you've ever wondered how the heck a goose got to be in charge of telling stories to kids and a stork got to be in charge of delivering babies (not to mention how these animals became ... Consulter l'avis complet

À propos de l'auteur (1995)

Marina Warner spent her early years in Cairo, and was educated at a convent in Berkshire, and then in Brussels and London, before studying modern languages at Oxford. She is an internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic, novelist and short story writer. From her early books on the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc, to her bestselling studies of fairy tales and folk stories, From the Beast to the Blonde, No Go the Bogeyman and Stranger Magic, her work has explored different figures in myth and fairy tale and the art and literature they have inspired. She lectures widely in Europe, the United States and the Middle East, and is currently Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex. She was appointed CBE in 2008.

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