Sunday, July 31, 2011

Book note

When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition
by Jack Zipes

A concise history of fairy tales, concentrating on major fairy tale movements in various countries and a few singular personalities (Grimms, Hans Christian Andersen, Baum.) Connects places and times where fairy tales flourished with historical and personal contexts. A no-nonsense history, smoothly presented; also includes a helpful bibliography including numerous primary and secondary sources.

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