The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm

Author(s) : Jack Zipes

The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm

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  • Publisher : W.W.Norton
  • Published : 2001
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 1006
  • Catalogue No : 12389
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393976366
  • ISBN 10 : 039397636X
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Jack Zipes aims to disprove conventional wisdom regarding the origins of the Grimm fairy tales, which holds that the Grimms collected their tales from the oral tradition of peasants. He argues that the Grimms took most of their tales from literary sources, rewriting them again and again.

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