The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

  title={The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales},
  author={Jack David Zipes},
From its roots in the oral tradition to the sophisticated, postmodernist reworkings of the present day, the fairy tale has retained its powerful hold over the cultural imagination of Europe and North America for centuries. This book provides an authoritative reference source for this genre, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and the artists who illustrated them, and related topics such as film, art, opera, ballet, music and… 
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Companion to Fairy Tales, which highlights the textured and complex histories of fairy tales and their retellings through time, and the Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, which takes an encyclopedic
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