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Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition

Social science


by
Ruth B. Bottigheimer

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 176 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition makes the case that the fairy tale, far from rising from the ground as a rural folk tradition, was invented by a city-bound sixteenth-century Italian literary hack, Zoan Francesco Straparola.”—Adam Gopnik, New Yorker