Postmodern Fairy Tales : Gender and Narrative Strategies

Description

Postmodern Fairy Tales seeks to understand the fairy tale not as children's literature but within the broader context of folklore and literary studies. It focuses on the narrative strategies through which women are portrayed in four classic stories: "Snow White," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Bluebeard." Bacchilega traces the oral sources of each tale, offers a provocative interpretation of contemporary versions by Angela Carter, Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, Margaret Atwood, and Tanith Lee, and explores the ways in which the tales are transformed in film, television, and musicals.

Details

Author(s)
Cristina Bacchilega
Format
Paperback | 208 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 13.97mm | 312.98g
Publication date
01 Apr 1999
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication City/Country
Pennsylvania, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
2nd Revised ed.
ISBN10
0812216830
ISBN13
9780812216837
Bestsellers rank
311,453