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

Vintage, 1995 - 458 pages
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This is the sixth title in the Nostalgia series. This book looks at the lives of children from 1922 to 1942 looking at such issues as how to feed, clothe, care for, discipline and educate children and how to keep them both healthy and happy. This collection of articles and advertisements, culled from the first 20 years of Good Housekeeping, provides a sentimental look at childhood during the 1920s, 30s and early 40s. Articles from Violet Bonham Carter, H.G.Wells, Winifred Holtby, Vita Sackville West and Ogden Nash are included.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - CassandraT - LibraryThing

Another reviewer called this book "fact soup", and I'm going to adopt her phrase. Marina Warner has created a very dense history of stories that, so far, is western focused. I can't read it, as I'm ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - keristars - LibraryThing

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

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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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