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Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales Through Picture Postcards

Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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A pictorial history of fairy-tale postcards from the late 1800s to the present, Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales from Picture Postcards presents a fascinating look at how key scenes of fairy tales have been rendered over time, suggesting a rethinking and reliving of the tales through the years. Jack Zipes tells this intriguing history of the postcards as well as providing new perspectives on familiar stories.

"This highly illustrated volume offers a historic chapter in the cultural story of fairy tale as a shared symbolic system. Jack Zipes is the most learned and indefatigable historian and polemicist of fairy tale as a cultural phenomenon, and he has always been alert to the technologies of the stories' circulation.... The speaking pictures Jack Zipes has archived here will never be repeated in this form again, as the stories migrate and come to inhabit new vehicles, new technologies of enchantment." —Marina Warner, from The Foreword. (Marina Warner writes fiction, criticism, and history. She received the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.)

Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. He is an active storyteller in public schools and has worked with children’s theaters in Europe and the United States. He is author of more than forty books, including The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World; Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales; and Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry.

 For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book's webpage: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/tales-of-wonder.



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