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    DescriptionFolk and fairy tales pervade the everyday world to such a degree that we are sometimes unaware of their enormous influence on our behaviour. In the seven essays in this collection, Zipes discusses historically and critically the evolution of folk tales as fairy tales, their influence on popular beliefs, the politics behind them and the way they are used in mass media culture today. He looks at how a wide range of authors, including the Brothers Grimm, Perrault, the German romantics, Hans Christian Andersen, Wilde and Tolkien used fairy tales as he assesses their enduring importance.

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    Breaking the Magic Spell
    Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack Zipes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813190303
    ISBN 10: 0813190304

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    LC classification: GR74 .Z56 2002
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    2, Revised
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    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    The University Press of Kentucky
    Imprint name
    The University Press of Kentucky
    Publication date
    31 August 2002
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    Author Information
    Jack Zipes, professor of German and director of the Center for German and European Studies at the University of Minnesota, is the author of many books on folk and fairy tales, including Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale. He lives in Minneapolis.
    Review quote
    "The name Jack Zipes is synonymous with highly regarded and widely read anthologies and critiques of fairy tales." - Choice