Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time : On the Nature of Fairy Tales

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 134.6 x 205.7 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253202035
  • 9780253202031
  • 520,863

Table of contents

Introduction1 Sleeping BeautyThe Meaning and Form of Fairy Tales2 The Seven SleepersSaint's Legend-Local Legend-Fairy Tale3 The Dragon SlayerThe Style of the Fairy Tale4 The Uses of Fairy TalesCinderella-Hansel and Gretel-The While Snake5 The Little Earth-CowSymbolism in the Fairy Tale6 The Living DollLocal Legend and Fairy Tale7 Animal StoriesA Glimpse of the Tales of Primitive Peoples8 RapunzelThe Fairy Tale as Representation of a Maturation Process9 The Riddle PrincessCunning, Jest and Sagacity10 The Fairy-Tale HeroThe Image of Man in the Fairy Tale11 The Miracle in LiteratureReference NotesIndex
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