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review Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization 103 é [Reading] ➸ Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of Civilization ➮ Jack D. Zipes – FeedmarkfoHave always been a powerful discourse capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within cultureFor this new edition the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to dat. The introduction is a stultifying morass of subject specific technical jargon; thankfully Zipes eases up some in the following chaptersThe biographical aspects were the most interesting part of the book to me Zipes describes the lives of many of the writerstranscribers of fairy tales such as Hans Christian Andersen and the women of the French salons though by the final chapter on Walt Disney the arguments re the psychological motivations of the writers and creators gets borderline scurrilousHis arguments re the historical and social are not as well made I felt because they hinge on these psychological biographies of the dead but since I read this for fun not as a scholar I can't really refute or support his thesis either way

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The fairy tale may be one of and the PDFEPUB #10003 the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives Fairy Tales eBook #180 But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion little attention had been paid to the ways in Tales and th. Summary and points learnt Fairy tales and the art of subversion is an incredibly interesting book which talks about the origins of fairytales and the direct influence they have on our culture What I really liked about this book is it explained he basic knowledge of the fairytales but also went further to make links and give reasoning to why this is important to stories an life now days I found the analysis of different fairytales really detailed and when they are directly compared to those of a similar nature it became incredibly interesting and I found it good to see that those fairytales I considered ‘the original’ where actually recorded by many different people showing the importance of the oral tradition Main focus point The main focus point is clearly fairy tales There are some links into general story telling but largely the fairytales are the focus and they move through ages and into the cinema and movie styles such ad Walt Disney How it read The book is very much set up as an essay which at times made it difficult to read However as I was interested in the topic it wasn’t too bad The references where clearly laid out and the uses of different italics made it easy to defer between analysis and when there where uotes or information from his resources As an essay structure it was really well written and formally done with good language It was a very nice read in this sense with the language being readable and topic specific dialect which made it well informed I really liked this as a nonfiction essay book I learnt so much about folklore and fairy tales from this book it was so well done and easily laid out and I really enjoyed reading it fascinating

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Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion The Classical Genre for Children and the Process of CivilizationE PDFEPUB #10003 which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives Tales and the Art of PDF or their behavior values and relationship to society As Jack Zipes convincingly shows fairy tales. The early chapters of this book are particularly good where Zipes shows how the fairy tales of Perrault Grimm and Andersen are not simply folklore but were adapted to promote the upper class values of the day More examples of the tales before and after such transformation would have been nice but perhaps Red Riding Hood was the only good example available The next two chapters on George MacDonald Oscar Wilde and L Frank Baum and on Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany are interesting history but arguments concerning significance are weak The last chapter concerning modern times is poor first because it tries to fit its analysis into a Freudian framework and second because it focuses only on deliberately subversive literature none of which I had heard of before with no mention at all of popular writers such as Dr Seuss and Sendak and only passing mention of Tolkien and CS Lewis; nor is there any mention of other other reality challenging genres or of games such as Dungeon Dragons which might be seen as subverting fairy tales themselves