Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales

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Indiana University Press, 1976 - 179 páginas
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This first paperback edition of the seminal work by the Swiss scholar Max Lüthi will be welcomed by folklorists for its informative survey of the various ways in which fairytales and related genres (local legends and saints’ lives) may be read.

"Lüthi’s lucid and intelligent book is refreshingly welcome." —Sewanee Review

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Originally written in 1970 and clearly hasn't been revised since then! It doesn't address feminist issues at all and so, although I picked up a few bits of interest, I couldn't warm to the book and ... Ler resenha completa

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This is an excellent book for anyone studying fairy tales- Luthi explains a number of key features of the fairy tale clearly and illustrates them with bits of tales from around the world. The only ... Ler resenha completa

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INTRODUCTION
1
SLEEPING BEAUTY
21
THE SEVEN SLEEPERS
35
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Luthi is Professor Emeritus of European Folk Literature at the University of Zurich and one of the world's leading authorities on European folk narrative.

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