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

By: Schultz, GretchenContributor(s): Seifert, LewisMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandOddly Modern Fairy Tales Ser: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (291 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400883455Subject(s): Fairy tales--FranceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned : Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent TraditionDDC classification: 843.0108 LOC classification: PQ1278.F35 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- TALES -- Charles Baudelaire -- Fairies' Gifts -- Alphonse Daudet -- The Fairies of France -- Catulle Mendès -- Dreaming Beauty -- Isolina / Isolin -- The Way to Heaven -- An Unsuitable Guest -- The Three Good Fairies -- The Last Fairy -- The Lucky Find -- The Wish Granted, Alas! -- Jules Lemaître -- The Suitors of Princess Mimi -- Liette's Notions -- On the Margins of Perrault's Fairy Tales: The White Rabbit and the Four-Leaf Clover -- Paul Arène -- The Ogresses -- Jules Ricard -- Fairy Morgane's Tales: Nocturne II -- Marcel Schwob -- Bluebeard's Little Wife -- The Green She-Devil -- Cice -- Mandosiane -- Willy -- Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned -- Henri de Régnier -- The Living Door Knocker -- Rachilde -- The Mortis -- Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen -- Sleeping Beauty Didn't Wake Up -- Jean Lorrain -- Princess of the Red Lilies -- Princess Snowflower -- Mandosiane in Captivity -- Renée Vivien -- Prince Charming -- Albert Mockel -- The Story of the Prince of Valandeuse -- The Pleasant Surprise -- Pierre Veber -- The Last Fairy -- Anatole France -- The Seven Wives of Bluebeard -- The Story of the Duchess of Cicogne and of Monsieur de Boulingrin -- Emile Bergerat -- The 28-Kilometer Boots -- Cinderella Arrives by Automobile -- Guillaume Apollinaire -- Cinderella Continued, or the Rat and the Six Lizards -- Claude Cahun -- Cinderella, the Humble and Haughty Child -- Bibliography -- Biographical Notes.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- TALES -- Charles Baudelaire -- Fairies' Gifts -- Alphonse Daudet -- The Fairies of France -- Catulle Mendès -- Dreaming Beauty -- Isolina / Isolin -- The Way to Heaven -- An Unsuitable Guest -- The Three Good Fairies -- The Last Fairy -- The Lucky Find -- The Wish Granted, Alas! -- Jules Lemaître -- The Suitors of Princess Mimi -- Liette's Notions -- On the Margins of Perrault's Fairy Tales: The White Rabbit and the Four-Leaf Clover -- Paul Arène -- The Ogresses -- Jules Ricard -- Fairy Morgane's Tales: Nocturne II -- Marcel Schwob -- Bluebeard's Little Wife -- The Green She-Devil -- Cice -- Mandosiane -- Willy -- Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned -- Henri de Régnier -- The Living Door Knocker -- Rachilde -- The Mortis -- Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen -- Sleeping Beauty Didn't Wake Up -- Jean Lorrain -- Princess of the Red Lilies -- Princess Snowflower -- Mandosiane in Captivity -- Renée Vivien -- Prince Charming -- Albert Mockel -- The Story of the Prince of Valandeuse -- The Pleasant Surprise -- Pierre Veber -- The Last Fairy -- Anatole France -- The Seven Wives of Bluebeard -- The Story of the Duchess of Cicogne and of Monsieur de Boulingrin -- Emile Bergerat -- The 28-Kilometer Boots -- Cinderella Arrives by Automobile -- Guillaume Apollinaire -- Cinderella Continued, or the Rat and the Six Lizards -- Claude Cahun -- Cinderella, the Humble and Haughty Child -- Bibliography -- Biographical Notes.

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Library Journal Review

Editors Schultz (French studies, Brown Univ.; Sapphic Fathers) and Seifert (French studies, Brown Univ.; Manning the Margins) present an anthology of French Decadent fairy tales published between 1870 and 1914. During a period of French history marked by social and political turbulence and advances in technology and industry, Decadent writers were cynical of the social, cultural, and political changes many people marked as progress. This collection includes tales by authors such as Rachilde, Charles Baudelaire, Willy, Catulle Mendès, and others who wrote fairy tales that illustrate the anxiety, anger, and nostalgia these writers felt toward topics including industrialization, changing gender roles, nontraditional sexualities, and more. Many of the stories rework classic fairy tales (e.g., Charles Perrault's Stories or Tales of Yesteryear) to address contemporary issues through the lens of the Decadent movement. VERDICT This valuable collection of tales is recommended for both scholars and readers with a general interest in fairy tales and French literature.-Jennifer -Harris, Southern New Hampshire Univ. Lib., Manchester © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

This is a valuable collection of 36 tales, originally written from 1870-1914, by 19 French authors. Most, though not all, were well-known writers associated with the decadent movement. All but four tales are newly translated by Schultz and Seifert (both, French studies, Brown), and some are accompanied by footnotes and illustrations taken from editions of the traditional fairy tales that inspired them. An introduction provides contextual background on the decadent movement and its writers' creatively perverted revisions of traditional fairy tales, which often place well-known fairy tale characters in modern settings (Cinderella is taxied to the ball by auto), question gender interpretations (Prince Charming's happily ever after now belongs to his sister), or highlight the stories of the traditional villains at the expense of the victims. With fairy tale revisions flourishing in contemporary writing, this is an important corpus of early examples. The range of tales published here is broad, from reinterpretations of tales of Charles Perrault to refigurings of characters from Arthurian legend and classical mythology. This is a wonderful resource for scholars of fairy tales and decadent literature and a timely, thought-provoking collection for nonspecialists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. --Sheila Ann Dooley, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Gretchen Schultz is professor of French studies at Brown University. Her recent books include Sapphic Fathers: Discourses of Same-Sex Desire from Nineteenth-Century France and An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Women's Poetry from France . Lewis Seifert is professor of French studies at Brown University. He is the author of Fairy Tales, Sexuality, and Gender in France, 1690-1715 and Manning the Margins: Masculinity and Writing in Seventeenth-Century France .

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