Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment
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Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment

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The anti-(fairy) tale has long existed in the shadow of the traditional fairy tale as its flipside or evil twin. According to Andre Jolles in Einfache Formen (1930), such Antimarchen are contemporaneous with some of the earliest known oral variants of familiar tales. While fairy tales are generally characterised by a spirit of optimism (Tolkien) the anti-tale offers us no...more
Hardcover, 299 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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