Preserving the Spell : Basile's ""The Tale of Tales"" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale TraditionMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (408 p.)ISBN: 9780226243016Subject(s): Basile, Giambattista, -- Approximately 1575-1632 -- Criticism and interpretation | Fairy tales -- Social aspects | Fairy tales -- Western countries -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Preserving the Spell : Basile's ""The Tale of Tales"" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale TraditionDDC classification: 398.2 LOC classification: GR550 .M384 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Dancing Backward: An Introduction; Part I - ""Cupid and Psyche,"" The Tale of Tales, and the Birth of Western Fairy Tale; Chapter One - A Never Ending and Never Told Tale: Basile's Undoing of ""Cupid and Psyche""; Chapter Two - Orpheus, the King of the Birds, Moves to Sicily with Cupid and Psyche: Laura Gonzenbach's ""King Cardiddu""; Chapter Three - Melancholy is the Best Storyteller: Oil, Water, and Blood from Gonzenbach back to Basile; Part II - The Italian Tales and German Romanticism: The Brothers Grimm, Clemens Brentano, Novalis
Chapter Four - What We Leave Behind: Fairies, Letters, Rose Petals, and Sprigs of MyrtleChapter Five - The Fairy, the Myrtle, and the Myrtle-Maiden: From Basile to the Grimms and Brentano; Chapter Six - How to Undo The Tale of Tales: Brentano and the End of Fairy Tales; Chapter Seven - Where are the Ogresses of Yesteryear? The Neapolitan Cupids and Psyches in the Hands of the Brothers Grimm; Chapter Eight - Beauty, Zulima, and Aline: The Marvel Preceding and Following the World According to Novalis; Part III - American Postmodernism, Memoirs, and a New Beginning
Chapter Nine - ""You Will Never Awaken Because the Story You Were In No Longer Exists"": Coover, Postmodernism, and the End of an EraChapter Ten - ""Disney World Has Become a Kind of Reverse Lourdes"": From Stanley Elkin back to Basile; Chapter Eleven - ""A Benign Fairy Tale out of the Brothers Grimm"": Memoirs and the Magic of Reality; Chapter Twelve - ""Everying Beautiful is Gone"": Beasts of the Southern Wild and a New Beginning; Appendix: The Grimms' Adaptation of Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales; Notes; Index
Fairy tales are supposed to be magical, surprising, and exhilarating, an enchanting counterpoint to everyday life that nonetheless helps us understand and deal with the anxieties of that life. Today, however, fairy tales are far from marvelous-in the hands of Hollywood, they have been stripped of their power, offering little but formulaic narratives and tame surprises. If we want to rediscover the power of fairy tales-as Armando Maggi thinks we should-we need to discover a new mythic lens, a new way of approaching and understanding, and thus re-creating, the transformative potential of these s
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