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Zipes, Jack 1937-

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Most widely held works by Jack Zipes
The Oxford companion to fairy tales by Jack Zipes( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 3,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Researchers from scholars to the general public will find this reference source an excellent starting place to find definitions, summaries, authors, artists, and regional and historical overviews of fairy tales, past and present."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
Breaking the magic spell : radical theories of folk and fairy tales by Jack Zipes( Book )

60 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative. Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media network intent on regulating the mystical elements of the stories. He examines a range of authors, including the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Ernst Bloch, Tolkien, Bettelheim, and J.K. Rowling to demonstrate the continuing symbolic relationship between folklore and literature." -- book cover
The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre by Jack Zipes( )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread--or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. In this book, renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes presents a provocative new theory about why fairy tales were created and retold--and why they became such an indelible and infinitely adaptable part of cultures around the world. Drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, Zipes presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in ancient oral cultures, how they evolved through the rise of literary culture and print, and how, in our own time, they continue to change through their adaptation in an ever-growing variety of media. In making his case, Zipes considers a wide range of fascinating examples, including fairy tales told, collected, and written by women in the nineteenth century; Catherine Breillat's film adaptation of Perrault's "Bluebeard"; and contemporary fairy-tale drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that critique canonical print versions. While we may never be able to fully explain fairy tales, The Irresistible Fairy Tale provides a powerful theory of how and why they evolved--and why we still use them to make meaning of our lives."--Jacket
The original folk & fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm : the complete first edition by Jacob Grimm( )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their 'Children's and Household Tales' in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as 'Rapunzel, ' 'Hansel and Gretel, ' and 'Cinderella' would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style. For the very first time, 'The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm' makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezsö. From 'The Frog King' to 'The Golden Key, ' wondrous worlds unfold--heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique--they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes. A delight to read, 'The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm' presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers"--Jacket
The cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A splendid modern work ... What baroque dreams, grotesque scenes, ghostly, ridiculous, strange, and chilling brainstorms! ... All of this is remarkable, original, and uncanny ... I recommend that readers go and find some good time to spend with this beautiful book."--Thomas Mann." ""Flirting with aestheticism and exoticism, Bela Balazs's fairy tales draw their power from an oracular voice that traces paths of desire, dread, rapture, and sorrow, A master stylist, Balazs puts us in touch with the sublime through velvety prose that mimics the brush strokes of master calligraphers. Jack Zipes's introduction tells its own fascinating tale about how a Hungarian writer and intellectual found redemption in fairy tales."--Maria Tatar, author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in childhood." ""These fairy tales are wonderful, touching, and fantastic--you can feel the giddy liberty Balazs gave himself in writing them. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who can still feel the pleasure of being kidnapped by fantasy and being taken away to a land that is both vividly colored and intellectually curious. The collection is a delight and Jack Zipes's introduction is splendid"--Andrei Codrescu, author of the Post-human Dada Guide." ""This translation of what Thomas Mann called a b̀eautiful book' will enchant readers. Balazs creates a world of dreams in which the alienation of man from woman and soul from body is imaginatively overcome."--Lee Congdon, James Madison University." ""A poer in many genres--verse, drama, short stories, tales, novels, diaries, memoirs, philosophy, films, and film theory--Bela Balazs was one of the great dreamers of Hungary's sensational fin-de-siede generation. His long journey from Szeged. Hungary, led him through Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow, and back to Budapest. These Chinese fairy tales reflect Balazs's wisdom, his powers of visual imagery, psychological insight, and playfulness."--Tibor Frank, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest." ""An astonishing find that deserves to be brought to light. The translations are beautifully poetic and a joy to read."--Anton Kaes, University of California, Berkeley." ""These wonderful and bizarre tales are at once complex and simple. I found myself rereading several and discovering each time some new and wondrous twist and detail."--Noram. Alter, Temple University" "A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Bela Balazs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Balazs's unique and haunting stories." "Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations. Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Balazs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies." "Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue."--Jacket
The Brothers Grimm : from enchanted forests to the modern world by Jack Zipes( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the fairy tales that we grew up with we know thanks to the Brothers Grimm. Jack Zipes, one of the more astute critics of fairy tales, explodes the romantic myth of the brothers as wandering scholars, who gathered "authentic" tales from the peasantry. Bringing to bear his own critical expertise as well as new biographical information, Zipes examines the interaction between the Grimms' lives and their work. He reveals the Grimms' personal struggle to overcome social prejudice and poverty, as well as their political efforts--as scholars and civil servants--toward unifying the German states
The Oxford encyclopedia of children's literature( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. With a global perspective that pays attention to significant international trends and the multicultural expansion of the field, it includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are feature essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world
Fairy tale as myth/myth as fairy tale by Jack Zipes( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Zipes begins this lively and provocative work by exploring the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as genre in the late seventeenth century. In his examinations of key classic fairy tales, Zipes traces their unique metamorphoses in history with stunning discoveries that reveal their ideological relationship to domination and oppression in Western society." "The fairy tale received its most "mythic" formation and articulation in America. Consequently, Zipes shows how Walt Disney appropriated Snow White to express notions of American male individualism and how L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz has been interpreted in film and literature as a critique of American myths. Zipes also takes on Robert Bly's Iron John, a myth for the American men's movement created out of Bly's misunderstanding of folklore and traditional fairy tales."--Jacket
When dreams came true : classical fairy tales and their tradition by Jack Zipes( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the social life of the fairy tale from the sixteenth century into the twentieth - Shows how authors used the genre to articulate personal desires and political views - Demonstrates the role that the fairy tale has assumed in the civilizing process - Arabian nights - Brothers Grimm - Hans Christian Andersen - Pinocchio - L. Frank Baum_____________
Don't bet on the prince : contemporary feminist fairy tales in North America and England by Jack Zipes( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fairy tales and essays written to break with the classical tradition of fairy tales with dominant males
The Norton anthology of children's literature : the traditions in English by Jack Zipes( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fairy tales, picture books, nursery rhymes, fantasy, alphabets, chapbooks, and comics published in English since 1659, representing 170 authors and illustrators, and including more than ninety complete works and excerpts from others
Italian popular tales by Thomas Frederick Crane( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The trials and tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood : versions of the tale in sociocultural context by Jack Zipes( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to over 30 of the best versions of this familiar tale, providing a detailed examination of the social history behind the literary Little Red Riding Hood
The complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of 239 fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. Also includes a listing of their oral and/or literary sources
Fairy tales and the art of subversion : the classical genre for children and the process of civilization by Jack Zipes( Book )

54 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives -- their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. For this new edition, the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to date." Information from publisher
Sticks and stones : the troublesome success of children's literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter by Jack Zipes( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores children's literature, from Slovenly Peter to the Harry Potter books, and argues that despite common assumptions about children's books, our investment is paradoxically curtailing their freedom and creativity
The singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales by Shaun Tan( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan
Spells of enchantment : the wondrous fairy tales of Western culture by Jack Zipes( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive anthology of fairy tales which are written especially for adults, in English
The green issue( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy Tale Review is an annual journal devoted to fairy tales, contemporary and historical. Each issue contains poetry, fiction, and essays that either address the abiding influence of fairy tales or are themselves contemporary fairy tales in prose or verse. It is, according to editor Kate Bernheimer, ""a venue for all writers working with the aesthetics and motifs of fairy tales."" Contributors to Fairy Tale Review: The Green Issue include: Brian Baldi, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Jedediah Berry, Paula Bohince, Wendy Brenner, Ayse Papatya Bucak, Rikki Ducornet, Johannes Goransson, Ann Jaderlund, D
Grimm legacies : the magic spell of the Grimms' folk and fairy tales by Jack Zipes( )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'Grimm legacies, ' esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world--the fairy tale. Folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm sought to discover and preserve a rich abundance of stories emanating from an oral tradition, and encouraged friends, colleagues, and strangers to gather and share these tales. As a result, hundreds of thousands of wonderful folk and fairy tales poured into books throughout Europe and have kept coming. Zipes looks at the transformation of the Grimms' tales into children's literature, the Americanization of the tales, the 'Grimm' aspects of contemporary tales, and the tales' utopian impulses. He shows that the Grimms were not the first scholars to turn their attention to folk tales, but were vital in expanding readership and setting the high standards for folk-tale collecting that continue through the current era. Zipes concludes with a look at contemporary adaptations of the tales and raises questions about authenticity, target audience, and consumerism. With erudition and verve, 'Grimm legacies' examines the lasting universal influence of two brothers and their collected tales on today's storytelling world."--Jacket
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Oxford companion to fairy tales
Breaking the magic spell : radical theories of folk and fairy talesThe cloak of dreams : Chinese fairy talesThe Brothers Grimm : from enchanted forests to the modern worldThe Oxford encyclopedia of children's literatureFairy tale as myth/myth as fairy taleWhen dreams came true : classical fairy tales and their traditionDon't bet on the prince : contemporary feminist fairy tales in North America and EnglandThe Norton anthology of children's literature : the traditions in English
Alternative Names
Jack David Zipes

Jack Zipes American professor of German

Jack Zipes Amerikaans vertaler

Jack Zipes amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler, Märchenforscher und Übersetzer

Jack Zipes germanista, traduttore e docente statunitense

Zipes Jack

Zipes Jack 1937-....

Zipes, Jack D.

Zipes, Jack D. 1937-

Zipes, Jack David.

Zipes, Jack David 1937-

자이프스, 잭 1937-

ザイプス, ジャック

ザイプス, ジャック 1937-

ジップス, ジャック

ジャック・ザイプス 1937-

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