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The Resource Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies, Jan M. Ziolkowski

Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies, Jan M. Ziolkowski

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Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies
Title
Fairy tales from before fairy tales
Title remainder
the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies
Statement of responsibility
Jan M. Ziolkowski
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Language
eng
Summary
When did fairy tales begin? What qualifies as a fairy tale? Is a true fairy tale oral or literary? Or is a fairy tale determined not by style but by content? To answer these and other questions, Jan M. Ziolkowski not only provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical debates about fairy tale origins but includes an extensive discussion of the relationship of the fairy tale to both the written and oral sources. Ziolkowski offers interpretations of a sampling of the tales in order to sketch the complex connections that existed in the Middle Ages between oral folktales and their written equivalents, the variety of uses to which the writers applied the stories, and the diverse relationships between the medieval texts and the expressions of the same tales in the "classic" fairy tale collections of the nineteenth century. In so doing, Ziolkowski explores stories that survive in both versions associated with, on the one hand, such standards of the nineteenth-century fairy tale as the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Carlo Collodi and, on the other, medieval Latin, demonstrating that the literary fairy tale owes a great debt to the Latin literature of the medieval period. Jan M. Ziolkowski is the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University
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E7B
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziolkowski, Jan M.
Dewey number
398.209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GR550
LC item number
.Z55 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Tales
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Medieval
  • Fairy tales
  • Tales
  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences
  • Folklore
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Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies, Jan M. Ziolkowski
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-479) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
647889017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 500 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612591518
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9780472033799
  • 10.3998/mpub.105158
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647889017
Label
Fairy tales from before fairy tales : the medieval Latin past of wonderful lies, Jan M. Ziolkowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-479) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
647889017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 500 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612591518
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9780472033799
  • 10.3998/mpub.105158
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647889017

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