Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales

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Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited, 1970 - Literary Criticism - 179 pages
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This first paperback edition of the seminal work by the Swiss scholar Max LA1/4thi will be welcomed by folklorists for its informative survey of the various ways in which fairytales and related genres (local legends and saints' lives) may be read. "LA1/4thi's lucid and intelligent book is refreshingly welcome." -- Sewanee Review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Luthi's study of fairy tales is concerned mostly with German fairy tales, and therefore, mostly with the Grimms. It is a tad dated, especially when he looks at the tale so of primitive people (ie Non-whites). However his comments about tales and story telling are still important. Read full review

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User Review  - Morgan Mussell - Goodreads

Why do fairytales continue to fascinate? Why do we think of Red Riding Hood when we find ourselves alone in the woods or even a city park? Why does Hollywood still reap profit from retelling the old ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
SLEEPING BEAUTY
21
THE SEVEN SLEEPERS
35
Copyright

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