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Fairy Tales For The Disillusioned

Author : Gretchen Schultz
ISBN : 9780691191416
Genre : Fiction
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A newly translated collection of subversive French fairy tales by writers from the Belle Époque The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live happily ever after. And the fairies are saucy, angry, and capricious. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned collects thirty-six tales, most newly translated, by writers associated with the decadent literary movement that flourished in late nineteenth-century France. These enchanting yet troubling stories reflect the concerns and fascinations of a time of great political, social, and cultural change. Recasting well-known favorites from classic French fairy tales, as well as Arthurian legends and English and German tales, these decadent fairy tales feature perverse settings and disillusioned perspectives, underlining such themes as the decline of civilization, the degeneration of magic and the unreal, gender confusion, and the incursion of the industrial. Complete with an informative introduction, biographical notes for each author, and explanatory notes throughout, these subversive tales will entertain and startle even the most disenchanted readers.

Searching For A New German Identity

Author : Theresa M. Ganter
ISBN : 3039110489
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book investigates Heiner Muller's use of the "Geschichtsdrama" as a tool in his search for post-World War II and post-reunification German identity in "Germania Tod in Berlin" (1956/1971) "and Germania 3 Gespenster am Toten Mann" (1996), respectively. By using specific examples organized into relevant categories, the author demonstrates not only how these historical, allegorical, and political persons and events have affected the course of German history in Muller's opinion, but also how he believes they have influenced German identity of the past and present and may affect its future. In her analyses of these two dramas, the author explores the many historical, political, and allegorical characters as well as the abundant intertextual references by locating their original sources in order to explain their significance as each relates to Muller's perception of German identity at various points in time. The research focuses on Muller's use of the literary techniques of intertextuality, collage, metaphors, allegorical figures, political songs, ballads, and fairy tales. The methodological approach is eclectic: a mixture of New Criticism, New Historicism, and "Rezeptionsasthetik.""

The Oxbridge Book Of Dragons

Author : Rod Giblett
ISBN : 1788303717
Genre : Fiction
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..".a gross act of national indecency... an unwarranted and unpatriotic attack on our sacred and secular traditions and institutions... already the English patriots are donning their St George face masks and storming the halls of Whitehall demanding the banning of this book and the trying of its author for treason..." You think you know the legend of Saint George and the Dragon - you don't! Here, at last, is the truth! The legend we know, fabricated by Lord Blackwater as a cover-up campaign to allow him to commit environmental vandalism, is widely believed and takes us deep into the murky corrupt world of politics and journalism. Despite all his efforts, George is struggling to get the real story out there ... The author also provides a comprehensive critique of the portrayal of dragons as evil creatures in many publications and art forms, plus a study of the diverse anatomy and physiology of these 'orally sadistic monsters'. ...an environmental fairy tale for the disillusioned in the best modern tradition of such oddly decadent fairy tales...

Disillusionment The Doorway To Present Moment Clarity

Author : Roy Melvyn
ISBN : 9781300609964
Genre : Religion
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Do we possess an individual self or soul that is separate from our physical biology or are we simply an enormously complex biological network that mechanically produces our hopes, aspirations, dreams, desires, humor, and passions? Disillusionment provides provocative insights into this ages-old question and challenges the reader to re-examine their most closely held beliefs.

Fashion In The Fairy Tale Tradition

Author : Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario
ISBN : 9783319911014
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This book is a journey through the fairy-tale wardrobe, explaining how the mercurial nature of fashion has shaped and transformed the Western fairy-tale tradition. Many of fairy tale’s most iconic images are items of dress: the glass slippers, the red capes, the gowns shining like the sun, and the red shoes. The material cultures from which these items have been conjured reveal the histories of patronage, political intrigue, class privilege, and sexual politics behind the most famous fairy tales. The book not only reveals the sartorial truths behind Cinderella’s lost slippers, but reveals the networks of female power woven into fairy tale itself.

Malice Hates Fairy Tales 1

Author : Lotus Rose
Genre : Fiction
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In the fourth volume of the Malice in Wonderland Saga, the Brothers Grimm are trying to unleash twisted fairy tale beings into Wonderland. 15-year-old Queen Malice doesn’t want to deal with them. But then Malice’s dear friend, the Mad Hatter, is kidnapped. So to save him, she’s forced to work with Cinderella, and ends up getting sucked into Fairy Tale Land. If things keep going this way, the fairy tales might eventually cross over into the outside world, where her twin, Alice, lives. Malice struggles to do the right thing, but her heart keeps malfunctioning, sending her into fits of maliciousness. Killing Cinderella would be bad, right? By the author of Malice in Wonderland. Keywords: teens young adult fantasy paranormal historical fairy tales myths, twisted Alice in Wonderland, gothic Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter, Cinderella, Cheshire Cat, madness returns Malice in Wonderland Saga Malice in Wonderland Prequel Malice in Wonderland #1: Alice the Assassin Malice in Wonderland #2: Alice the Angel of Death Malice In Wonderland #3: Alice the Girl Who Will Tear Your Heart Out and Show It To You Before You Die Malice Hates Fairy Tales Trilogy Jabberwocky Trilogy

The American Dream Disillusionment In The American Theatre With Special Reference To Tennessee Williams And Arthur Miller

Author : Silvia Elias
ISBN : 9783656825005
Genre : Literary Collections
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Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: Master's Degree, University of Alexandria (Faculty of Arts (English Dept.)), language: English, abstract: Dreams are the only universal liars who never lose their reputation for veracity because "hope is the poor man's bread" said Gary Herbert to his people. This is how the American Dream emerged and survived to be a legend that knew its way to people's hearts all over the globe. It is the dream of freedom, equality, opportunity and making fortunes; the golden chance to those who can obtain the green passport. It is what drove millions everywhere to immigrate both legally and illegally to the US in search for a better future for them and their children. Unfortunately, one cannot make dreams come true unless he/she wakes up because in fact they are always too good to be true. Americans have realized that their dream is slipping away due to their financial crisis, deteriorating economy and growing population. However, they had to keep promoting their merchandize, entertaining their audience to maintain their superiority, leadership and grandeur. For years, American playwrights praised America's alleged welfare offered to the oppressed and the persecuted. Later, dramatists started disillusioning their audience; revealing the ugly face of reality behind the perfect dream. In an attempt that is unique of its kind, this research traces how the American Dream (the notion that shaped a nation) was depicted in different works of art by various playwrights with special reference to two towering figures of American literature; Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller. Throughout my project, I was exposed to different points of view of both American and Un-American writers. Some stated their resentment directly in newspaper and television interviews while others made it clear through their characters who depict the suffering average everyday American facing reality by illusion. Modern American theatre is rich with these examples. One can only read between the lines to realize the fallacy of the dream and this has been my favorite part.

Irish Holiday Fairy Tales

Author : Finn McCool The Magic Leprechaun Cat
ISBN : 9781477213308
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In Irish Holiday Fairy Tales, international award winning, feline author, Finn McCool, the Magic Leprechaun Cat, weaves magical fairy tales based on Irish legend, folklore or history with a wee bit o' leprechaun magic, and starring some of his favorite Magic Leprechaun Cat relatives. The beautifully illustrated Irish Holiday Fairy Tales contains stories about three important Irish holidays, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween (bet you didn't know it started in Ireland), and Christmas. Make a little magic of your own. A portion of each sale of Irish Holiday Fairy Tales goes to support Finn's favorite charity, Florida Cause for Paws.

Beckett S Words

Author : David Kleinberg-Levin
ISBN : 9781474216883
Genre : Philosophy
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At stake in this book is a struggle with language in a time when our old faith in the redeeming of the word-and the word's power to redeem-has almost been destroyed. Drawing on Benjamin's political theology, his interpretation of the German Baroque mourning play, and Adorno's critical aesthetic theory, but also on the thought of poets and many other philosophers, especially Hegel's phenomenology of spirit, Nietzsche's analysis of nihilism, and Derrida's writings on language, Kleinberg-Levin shows how, because of its communicative and revelatory powers, language bears the utopian "promise of happiness," the idea of a secular redemption of humanity, at the very heart of which must be the achievement of universal justice. In an original reading of Beckett's plays, novels and short stories, Kleinberg-Levin shows how, despite inheriting a language damaged, corrupted and commodified, Beckett redeems dead or dying words and wrests from this language new possibilities for the expression of meaning. Without denying Beckett's nihilism, his picture of a radically disenchanted world, Kleinberg-Levin calls attention to moments when his words suddenly ignite and break free of their despair and pain, taking shape in the beauty of an austere yet joyous lyricism, suggesting that, after all, meaning is still possible.

The Function Of Fairy Tales In Jeanette Winterson S Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: In terms of genre, Jeanette Winterson's 1985 novel Oranges are not the Only Fruit is definitely groundbreaking. The author uses autobiographical elements, elements of the female Bildungsroman but also of the typical coming out novel. Furthermore, besides many allusions to other literary works and an enormous use of intertextuality, Winterson constructs girlhood through fantasy, myth, and fairy tales which challenge the expectations about any conventional novel. As Paulina Palmer describes, in Oranges "Examples of realism, fantasy and anti-realism flourish side by side," co-exist and intermingle with each other (2). By mixing all these different genres in her novel, Jeanette Winterson destabilizes the possibility of a single authoritative reading of her fiction. Definitely intriguing is her use of fairy tales within Oranges. Because traditional fairy tales have often been subject of feminist criticism, it seems curious that especially Winterson, as a lesbian author, interweaves many, seemingly traditional fairy tales into her plot. After the 20th century suffrage and liberation movements, feminists such as K.E. Rowe argue that these "domestic fictions" have encouraged women throughout centuries to blindly await Prince Charming in order to fulfil their primary goal in life: marriage (237). These tales picture women as subdued to men, first to their fathers, then to their husbands, as dependent heroines who need to be rescued from the dangers the world bares. It is furthermore well known that "By virtue of the beautiful simplicity that folk tales have, by virtue of their single context, they become ideal vehicles for incorporating elements of the cultures which produce them" (Rabkin 100). Yet, I argue that the fairy-tale episodes in Oranges are not as traditiona

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