Truth about Fairy Tales

May 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

I promise, I’m working on a big post right now that will knock all your socks off and leave you digging through the dryer for new ones. I guarantee videos, anecdotes, and –wait for it– sources.

To tide you over until then and to pre-loosen those socks for me, here’s the Chronicle’s review of Ruth Bottigheimer’s new book, Fairy Tales: A New History. She’s been the subject of some, well let’s go with ‘controversy’, in the world of folklore studies, as the article discusses, so her new ideas are interesting, to say the least. The article also heavily quotes fairytale great Jack Zipes (PS, how fantastic is it that one of the leading fairy tale critics is named ‘Jack’?), who talks about the fate of the fairy tale in America, which is a pretty fascinating tale itself. So floo powder yourself on over to the review to see what’s going on.

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