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When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 19th 1998 by Routledge (first published January 1st 1998)
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Margaux
This book is organized by section from "History of Fairy Tales" to a chapter on Oscar Wilde. Looks at the motivations behind great collectors and writers like D'Aulnoy, Perrault, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Dickens, Wilde, and many others (obviously... enough to fill an entire book!)

There's an index in the back that takes you through all of the works mentioned, be they collections, authors, or individual tales. I could see this coming in handy for quick research projects, but I really enjoyed readi
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Very nice read, but though it touches on various fascinating points, I was disappointed to find many of those points were not picked up and satisfactorily dealt with.
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Shelves: thesis, theory


Accessible, conversational language with interesting insights into the origins of fairy tales and storytelling.
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Jack David Zipes is a retired Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. He has published and lectured extensively on the subject of fairy tales, their linguistic roots, and argued that they have a "socialization function". According to Zipes, fairy tales "serve a meaningful social function, not just for compensation but for revelation: the worlds projected by the best of our fairy tales ...more
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