Fairy Tales: A New History by Ruth B. Bottigheimer PDF

By Ruth B. Bottigheimer

ISBN-10: 1438425236

ISBN-13: 9781438425238

ISBN-10: 1438425244

ISBN-13: 9781438425245

Overturns conventional perspectives of the origins of fairy stories and files their real origins and transmission.

Where did Cinderella come from? Puss in Boots? Rapunzel? The origins of fairy stories are checked out in a brand new manner in those hugely enticing pages. traditional knowledge holds that fairy stories originated within the oral traditions of peasants and have been recorded for posterity through the Brothers Grimm through the 19th century. Ruth B. Bottigheimer overturns this view in a full of life account of the origins of those well-loved tales. Charles Perrault created Cinderella and her fairy godmother, yet no countrywoman whispered this story into Perrault’s ear. as an alternative, his Cinderella seemed purely after he had edited it from the ebook of frequently amoral stories released via Giambattista Basile in Naples. Distinguishing fairy stories from folktales and exhibiting the impression of the medieval romance on them, Bottigheimer files how fairy stories originated as city writing for city readers and listeners. operating backward from the Grimms to the earliest identified sixteenth-century fairy stories of the Italian Renaissance, Bottigheimer argues for a book-based heritage of fairy stories. the 1st new method of fairy story background in a long time, this booklet solutions questions on the place fairy stories got here from and the way they unfold, illuminating a story method lengthy veiled by way of surmise and assumption.

“Bottingheimer’s paintings is as continuously provocative and interesting.” — magazine of yankee Folklore

“The genius of this narrow quantity isn't really a lot that it offers a wholly ‘new history,’ yet particularly that it provides not just Bottigheimer’s examine but additionally that of John Ellis, Heinz Rölleke, Nancy Canepa, and so on in cogent, persuasive, eminently readable prose … a desirable learn in intertextuality, this ebook incorporates a worthy record of the seventy seven stories mentioned, labeled via the author.” — CHOICE

“Some students say that, even if one is of the same opinion with all of Bottigheimer’s conclusions, her paintings is an invaluable wondering of popularly held beliefs.” — Chronicle Review

“This ebook will ceaselessly swap the best way that students and readers view a genre—the literary fairy tale—that continues to be important today.” — Suzanne Magnanini, writer of Fairy-Tale technology: titanic iteration within the stories of Straparola and Basile

Ruth B. Bottigheimer teaches eu fairy stories and British children’s literature at Stony Brook collage, nation collage of recent York. She is the coeditor (with Leela Prasad and Lalita Handoo) of Gender and tale in South India, additionally released by means of SUNY Press, and the writer of a number of books, together with Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy story Tradition.

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