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Out of the Woods: The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France

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Book by Canepa, Nancy L.

Out of the Woods studies the birth and early evolution of the literary fairy tale in Italy and France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, from the early Italian collections (Straparola and Basile), through the "first wave" of fairy tale production in the France of Louis XIV (Perrault and d'Aulnoy), up to later eighteenth-century manipulatio
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published November 30th 1997 by Wayne State University Press (first published 1997)
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Aug 17, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
3.5, really (I wish GR had that option). I more than liked it: it was fascinating, if a little dry. OUT OF THE WOODS was broken into three parts. The first dealt with the collections of Italian writer Giambattista Basile and French writer Charles Perrault, and showed how these tales were commentary on the social and political environment of the author's time, and a reflection and/or critique of the values of the literary (aristocratic) class. The second part discussed how literary fairy tales we ...more
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