From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

In this landmark study of the history and meaning of fairy tales, the celebrated cultural critic Marina Warner looks at storytelling in art and legend-from the prophesying enchantress who lures men to a false paradise, to jolly Mother Goose with her masqueraders in the real world. Why are storytellers so often women, and how does that affect the status of fairy tales? Are they a source of wisdom or a misleading temptation to indulge in romancing?

Title: From the Beast to the Blonde On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers
ISBN: 0374524874,9780374524876
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre: Literary Criticism / Children’s & Young Adult Literature
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Pages: 492
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