Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

Social science

Jack Zipes

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

┬áJack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales “work” and others don’t; why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales “stick.” Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre.