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              Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition

              Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition (Hardback)

              Edited by Schultz, Gretchen; Seifert, Professor Lewis

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              The description for this book, Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition, will be forthcoming.

              ISBN 9780691161655
              Released AU 15 Oct 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
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              Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain

              Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Rosen, Michael

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              In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, unique tales inspired by traditional literary forms appeared frequently in socialist-leaning British periodicals. Acclaimed critic and author Rosen collects more than 40 of the best and most enduring examples of these stories in one beau...tiful volume.
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              ISBN 9780691175348
              Released AU 15 Oct 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
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              The Fourth Pig

              The Fourth Pig (Hardback, Revised edition)

              By Mitchison, Naomi; Introduction by Warner, Marina

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              Collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads.

              ISBN 9780691158952
              Released AU 15 Oct 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Smack-Bam, or The Art of Governing Men: Political Fairy Tales of Edouard Laboulaye

              Smack-Bam, or The Art of Governing Men: Political Fairy Tales of Edouard Laboulaye (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laboulaye, Edouard; Edited and translated by Zipes, Jack

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              Laboulaye, one of 19th-century France's most prominent politicians and an instrumental figure in establishing the Statue of Liberty, was also a prolific writer of fairy tales. This volume brings together new translations of 16 of his most wry, political stories that continue to i...mpart lessons today.
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              ISBN 9780691181868
              Released AU 15 Sep 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

              Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hearn, Lafcadio; Edited by Codrescu, Andrei; Foreword by Zipes, Jack

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              A collection of twenty-eight brilliant and strange stories, inspired by Japanese folk tales and written by renowned Western expatriate Lafcadio Hearn Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was one of the nineteenth century's best-known writers, his name celebrated alongside those of Mark Twa...in and Robert Louis Stevenson. Born in Greece and raised in Ireland, Hearn was a true prodigy and world traveler. He worked as a reporter in Cincinnati, New Orleans, and the West Indies before heading to Japan in 1890 on a commission from Harper's. There, he married a Japanese woman from a samurai family, changed his name to Koizumi Yakumo, and became a Japanese subject. An avid collector of traditional Japanese tales, legends, and myths, Hearn taught literature and wrote his own tales for both Japanese and Western audiences. Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn brings together twenty-eight of Hearn's strangest and most entertaining stories in one elegant volume. Hearn's tales span a variety of genres. Many are fantastical ghost stories, such as The Corpse-Rider, in which a man foils the attempts of his former wife's ghost to haunt him. Some are love stories in which the beloved is not what she appears to be: in The Story of Aoyagi, a young samurai narrowly escapes the wrath of his lord for marrying without permission, only to discover that his wife is the spirit of a willow tree. Throughout this collection, Hearn's reverence for Japan shines through, and his stories provide insights into the country's artistic and cultural heritage. With an introduction by Andrei Codrescu discussing Hearn's life and work, as well as a foreword by Jack Zipes, Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn provides a unique window into one writer's multicultural literary journey.
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              ISBN 9780691167756
              Released AU 15 Jun 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales
               

              Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Schwitters, Kurt; Introduction by Zipes, Jack; Illustrated by Peacock, Irvine

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              Kurt Schwitters revolutionized the art world in the 1920s with his Dadaist Merz collages, theater performances, and poetry. But at the same time he was also writing extraordinary fairy tales that were turning the genre upside down and inside out. This book gathers thirty-two stor...ies written between 1925 and Schwitters' death in 1948.
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              ISBN 9780691160993
              Released AU 15 Mar 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales
               

              The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Balazs, Bela; Edited and translated by Zipes, Jack David; Illustrated by Lydes, Mariette; Translated by Zipes, Professor of German Jack

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              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.
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              ISBN 9780691162331
              Released AU 15 Jan 2013
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
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              The Fourth Pig

              The Fourth Pig (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mitchison, Naomi; Introduction by Warner, Marina

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              An enchanting collection that introduces the author and activist Naomi Mitchison to a new generation of readers The Fourth Pig, originally published in 1936, is a wide-ranging collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads that reflect the hopes and forebodings of their era but al...so resonate with those of today. From a retelling of Hansel and Gretel to the experimental title story, a dark departure from The Three Little Pigs, this book is a testament to the talents of Naomi Mitchison (1897-1999), who was an irrepressible phenomenon-a prominent Scottish political activist as well as a prolific author. Mitchison's work, exemplified by the tales in this superb new edition, is stamped with her characteristic sharp wit, magical invention, and vivid political and social consciousness. Marina Warner, the celebrated scholar of myths and fairy tales and writer of fiction, provides an insightful introduction to Mitchison as a remarkable writer and personality.
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              ISBN 9780691191447
              Released AU 15 Jul 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              The Fairies Return: Or, New Tales for Old

              The Fairies Return: Or, New Tales for Old (Hardback)

              Edited by Tatar, Maria; Compiled by Llewelyn Davies, Peter

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              Features tales such as: from Puss in Boots to Little Red Riding Hood , Jack and the Giant Killer , and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves .

              ISBN 9780691152301
              Released AU 15 Sep 2012
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Told Again: Old Tales Told Again - Updated Edition

              Told Again: Old Tales Told Again - Updated Edition (Hardback, Revised edition)

              By Mare, Walter de la; Introduction by Pullman, Philip; Illustrated by Watson, A. H.

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              Nineteen classic fairy tales, retold for younger readers in the early twentieth-century, including Rapunzel, Little Red Riding-Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Sleeping Beauty.

              ISBN 9780691159218
              Released AU 15 Oct 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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