Jack D. Zipes

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Jack D. Zipes


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in New York City, New York, The United States
June 07, 1937

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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 reveal the gaps between truth and falsehood in our immediate society." His arguments are avowedly based on the neo-Marxist critical theory of the Frankfurt School.

Zipes enjoys using droll titles for his works like Don't Bet on the Prince and The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Ridinghood.

He completed a PhD in comparative literature at Columbi
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The Great Fairy Tale Tradit...

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Fairy Tales and the Art of ...

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The Oxford Companion to Fai...

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Spells of Enchantment: The ...

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The Irresistible Fairy Tale...

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Breaking the Magic Spell: R...

3.77 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 1979 — 15 editions
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The Trials and Tribulations...

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“Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been “a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor.”
Jack Zipes

“The fairy tale emanates from specific struggles to humanize bestial and barbaric forces, which have terrorized our minds and communities in concrete ways, threatening to destroy free will and human compassion. The fairy tale sets out to conquer this concrete terror through metaphors.”
Jack Zipes

“Alas for those girls who've refused the truth: The sweetest tongue has the sharpest tooth.”
Jack Zipes, Little Red Riding Hood and Other Classic French Fairy Tales

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