Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England

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Jack Zipes
Methuen, 1986 - Fairy tales - 270 pages
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Jack Zipes has put together the first comprehensive anthology of feminist fairy tales and essays to appear since the women's movement gained momentum in the 1960's. He has selected works by such gifted writers as Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Tanith Lee, Jay Williams, Jane Yolen, Anne Sexton, Olga Broumas and Joanna Russ - all of whom, whether they consider themselves "feminists" or not, have written innovative stories which seek to break with the classical tradition of fairy tales. The accompanying critical essays, by Marcia Lieberman, Sandra Gilbert, Susan Gubar and Karen Rowe, discuss how fairy tales play an important role in early socialization, influencing the manner in which children perceive the world and their place in it even before they begin to read.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Did I actually read this? Well, I read all the tales. None made an impression upon me. I skimmed some of the intro. and the criticisms, but since I'm not the kind of feminist who takes 'Women's ... Read full review

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User Review  - the_awesome_opossum - LibraryThing

As much as I love fairy tales, the feminist in me found it terribly frustrating that none of the heroines were ever particularly strong, intelligent, or even relatable. So finding this collection of ... Read full review


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