Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales


By (author) Max Lüthi, By (author) Lee Chadeayne, By (author) Paul Gottwald

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  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 188 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 206mm x 13mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1976
  • Publication City/Country: Bloomington, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0253202035
  • ISBN 13: 9780253202031
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 383,634

Product description

This first paperback edition of the seminal work by the Swiss scholar Max Luthi will be welcomed by folklorists for its informative survey of the various ways in which fairytales and related genres (local legends and saints lives) may be read."Luthi s lucid and intelligent book is refreshingly welcome." Sewanee Review"

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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Sleeping Beauty The Meaning and Form of Fairy Tales 2 The Seven Sleepers SaintOs Legend-Local Legend-Fairy Tale 3 The Dragon Slayer The Style of the Fairy Tale 4 The Uses of Fairy Tales Cinderella-Hansel and Gretel-The While Snake 5 The Little Earth-Cow Symbolism in the Fairy Tale 6 The Living Doll Local Legend and Fairy Tale 7 Animal Stories A Glimpse of the Tales of Primitive Peoples 8 Rapunzel The Fairy Tale as Representation of a Maturation Process 9 The Riddle Princess Cunning , Jest and Sagacity 10 The Fairy-Tale Hero The Image of Man in the Fairy Tale 11 The Miracle in Literature Reference Notes Index