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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 David Zipes( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and held by 3,504 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 )

63 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,701 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( )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,603 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( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,264 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( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,142 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 )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the Brothers Grimm? Despite the enormous influence the Grimms have had on our culture, they themselves remain little known and poorly understood. In "The Brothers Grimm", Jack Zipes sets the record straight. Bringing to bear his own 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. By deftly interweaving the social, political and personal elements of his subjects' lives, Zipes rescues the Grimms form sentimental obscurity. No longer figures in a fairy tale, the Brothers Grimm emerge as powerful creators, real men who established the fairy tale as one of our great literary institutions. Part biography, part critical reassessment, and part social history, "The Brothers Grimm" gives us back a complex and very real story about fairy tales and the modern world. -- From publisher's description
Happily ever after : fairy tales, children, and the culture industry by Jack Zipes( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The Oxford encyclopedia of children's literature( Book )

16 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 films : visions of ambiguity by Sidney Eve Matrix( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To set the field: fairy tales are traditional or literary fictional narratives that combine human and non-human protagonists with elements of wonder and the supernatural. Scholars of literature and film explore how such narratives manifest in film, either native to it or changelings from written literature or oral tradition. Among the topics are the commodification of childhood in contemporary fairy tale film, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth/El Laberinto del fauno and neomagical realism, feminism and place in The Juniper Tree, patriarchal backlash and nostalgia in Disney's Enchanted, feminist cultural pedagogy in Angela Carter and Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves, and a secret midnight ball and a magic cloak in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut
Speaking out : storytelling and creative drama for children by Jack Zipes( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon his experience as a founder of a programme that works with school-age children, this text lays out ways in which teachers and storytelling groups can foster the imaginative lives of children and their parents
Fairy tale as myth/myth as fairy tale by Jack Zipes( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,521 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
Fairy tales and the art of subversion : the classical genre for children and the process of civilization by Jack Zipes( )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,512 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
When dreams came true : classical fairy tales and their tradition by Jack David Zipes( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,458 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_____________
Relentless progress : the reconfiguration of children's literature, fairy tales, and storytelling by Jack David Zipes( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can fairy tales subvert consumerism? Can fantasy and children's literature counter the homogenizing influence of globalization? Can storytellers retain their authenticity in the age of consumerism? These are some of the critical questions raised by Jack Zipes, the celebrated scholar of fairy tales and children's literature. In this book, Zipes argues that, despite a dangerous reconfiguration of children as consumers in the civilizing process, children's literature, fairy tales, and storytelling possess a uniquely powerful (even fantastic)capacity to resist the "relentless progress" of negative trends in culture. He also argues that these tales and stories may lose their power if they are too diluted by commercialism and merchandising. Stories have been used for centuries as a way to teach children (and adults) how to see the world, as well as their place within it. In Relentless Progress, Zipes looks at the surprising ways that stories have influenced people within contemporary culture and vice versa. Among the many topics explored here are the dumbing down of books for children, the marketing of childhood, the changing shape of feminist fairy tales, and why American and British children aren't exposed to more non-western fairy tales. From picture books to graphic novels, from children's films to video games, from Grimm's fairy tales to the multimedia Harry Potter phenomenon, Zipes demonstrates that while children's stories have changed greatly in recent years, much about these stories have remained the same--despite their contemporary, high-tech repackaging. Relentless Progress offers remarkable insight into why classic folklore and fairy tales should remain an important part of the lives of children in today's digital culture."--
Don't bet on the prince : contemporary feminist fairy tales in North America and England by Jack David Zipes( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,412 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 enchanted screen : the unknown history of fairy-tale films by Jack Zipes( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author. With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales and cinema, but he also reminds us that, decades before Walt Disney made his mark on the genre, fairy tales were central to the birth of cinema as a medium, as they offered cheap, copyright-free material that could easily engage audiences not only though their familiarity but also through their dazzling special effects. Since the story of fairy tales on film stretches far beyond Disney, this book, therefore, discusses a broad range of films silent, English and non-English, animation, live-action, puppetry, woodcut, montage (Jim Henson), cartoon, and digital. Zipes, thus, gives his readers an in depth look into the special relationship between fairy tales and cinema, and guides us through this vast array of films by tracing the adaptations of major fairy tales like "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Peter Pan," and many more, from their earliest cinematic appearances to today. Full of insight into some of our most beloved films and stories, and boldly illustrated with numerous film stills, The Enchanted Screen, is essential reading for film buffs and fans of the fairy tale alike
The Norton anthology of children's literature : the traditions in English by Jack Zipes( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,315 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
The trials and tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood : versions of the tale in sociocultural context by Jack Zipes( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 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
Beautiful Angiola : the great treasury of Sicilian folk and fairy tales by Laura Gonzenbach( )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Robber with the Witch's Head' presents almost 50 new stories about demons and clever maidens and princes. Bursting with life, this is a storyteller's dream, full of adventure and magic, translated by Jack Zipes
Italian popular tales by Thomas Frederick Crane( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important reintroduction to this literature, this compilation of Thomas Crane's original translations of Italian folk stories includes new critical analysis
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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 worldHappily ever after : fairy tales, children, and the culture industryThe Oxford encyclopedia of children's literatureFairy tale films : visions of ambiguitySpeaking out : storytelling and creative drama for childrenFairy tale as myth/myth as fairy tale
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-

چاك زيپيس

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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