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Once Upon A More Enlightened Time

Author : James Finn Garner
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Genre : Fiction
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Offers humorous revisions of supposedly outmoded fairytales, such as "The Duckling That Was Judged on Its Personal Merit and Not on Its Physical Appearance"

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories Once Upon A More Enlightened Time More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Author : James Finn Garner
ISBN : OCLC:704090025
Genre : Fairy tales
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Once Upon A More Enlightene

Author : James Finn Garner
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Another enlightened collection from the bestselling author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories. Garner continues his mission to liberate our classic fairy tales from archaic, sexist, ageist, classist, lookist, and environmentally unsound prejudices with a new collection of humorous tales for readers of evolved consciousness. 13 line drawings.

The Pleasures Of Metamorphosis

Author : Lucy Fraser
ISBN : 9780814342459
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lucy Fraser’s The Pleasures of Metamorphosis: Japanese and English Fairy-Tale Transformations of “The Little Mermaid” explores Japanese and English transformations of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 Danish fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” by focusing on pleasure as a means to analyze the huge variety of texts that transform a canonical fairy tale such as Andersen’s. Fraser examines over twenty Japanese and English transformations, including literary texts, illustrated books, films, and television series. This monograph also draws upon criticism in both Japanese and English, meeting a need in Western fairy-tale studies for more culturally diverse perspectives. Fraser provides a model for critical cross-cultural fairy tale analysis in her examination of the journey of a single fairy tale across two languages. The book begins with the various approaches to reading and writing fairy tales, with a history of “The Little Mermaid” in Japanese and English culture. Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea are discussed as examples that simulate pleasurable physical experiences through animation’s tools of music and voice, and visual effects of movement and metamorphosis. Fraser then explores the literary effects of the fairy tale by male authors, such as Oscar Wilde, Tanizaki Jun’ichiro, and Abe Kobo, who invoke familiar fairy-tale conventions and delineate some of the pleasures of what can be painful enchantment with a mermaid or with the fairy tale itself. The author examines the portrayals of the mermaid in three short stories by Matsumoto Yuko, Kurahashi Yumiko, and Ogawa Yoko, engaging with familiar fairy tales, reference to fairy-tale research, and reflections on the immersive experience of reading. Women characters and authors are also hyperaware of the possible meanings of Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” and of the fairy tale itself, furthering the discussion with Nonaka Hiiragi’s novel Ningyo-hime no kutsu, and D[di?]’s novel Sento no ningyo-hime to majo no mori, as well as an episode of the science fiction television series Dark Angel. Fraser concludes that the “pleasure” framework is useful for a cross-cultural study of creative engagements with and transformations of a particular fairy tale. Few studies have examined Japanese fairy-tale transformations to the extent that Fraser has, presenting fascinating information that will intrigue fairy-tale scholars and those wanting to learn more about the representation of pleasure behind the imaginative and fantastical.

Cultural Studies 11 3

Author : Lawrence Grossberg
ISBN : 9781135107437
Genre : Art
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This intriguing issue represents the truly international and interdisciplinary nature of contemporary work in cultural studies. Cultural Studies has reflected the discipline in becoming ever more global in scope and perspective.

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

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Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Author : James Finn Garner
ISBN : 9780285640627
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James Finn Garner has taken the opportunity to rewrite classic stories for more enlightened times in this new edition of the bestselling Politically Correct Bedtime Stories; from Snow White's relationship with seven vertically challenged men, Little Red Riding Hood, her grandma and the cross-dressing wolf who set up an alternative household based on mutual respect and cooperation, to the Emperor who was not naked but was endorsing a clothing-optional lifestyle. In this 20th Anniversary Edition of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, read, for the first time, the true story of what happened when the Ugly Duckling was judged on its personal merits - and not on its physical appearance. At last, here is bedtime reading free from prejudice and discrimination to witches, giants, dwarves, goblins and fairies everywhere. You can remedy this cultural defect by reading Politically Correct Bedtime Stories and discovering what really happened when Jack climbed the beanstalk, when Cinderella went to the ball and when the wolf tried to blow down the house of the Three Little Pigs. For anyone brought up on sexist, racist, sizeist and ethnocentrist reading matter, James Finn Garner's stories have been purged of the influence of an insensitive cultural past to become fables for our times. James Finn Garner is the descendant of dead white Europeans and is a writer and performer based in Chicago. At last, here is bedtime reading free from prejudice and discrimination against witches, giants, goblins and fairies everywhere. The Emperor is not naked in his new clothes but "is endorsing a clothing-optional lifestyle". Snow White escapes to the cottage of "seven vertically-challenged men", while Goldilocks is an ambitious scientist studying anthropomorphic bears. Fourteen timeless fairy tales are purged of the influence of a flawed and insensitive cultural past to become tales that are a must for all who pride themselves on being socially aware. For those bewildered by modern sensibilities, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories is a witty take on the sometimes over-careful ways in which we speak and think.

Once Upon A Time In Berbice

Author : Malcolm Alves
ISBN : 9780615220697
Genre : Fiction
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For a truly humorous, intriguing, and exciting West Indian adventure, follow the lives of mischievous eleven-year-old Milo Teekasingh, his older siblings Reena and Sunil, his rowdy friends from the Yard, Tillam, Moppa, Spanner, Dillip, Squingee and Chinee Roy, as Milo and his family move to New Amsterdam to live with his money-hungry Aunty Doogoo and her family.

Over The Hill Without A Paddle

Author : Richard Cutler
ISBN : 9780595101580
Genre : Fiction
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In this wonderful collection of short, funny pieces, Richard Cutler covers the gamut from nostalgia to conjecture on such topics as clowns, cholesterol and calling in sick to the supervisory voice mail. Along the way he sharpens his wit on exercise, politicians, road rage, souvenir shopping while traveling light and women's attraction to hand-held power tools. He reports on place and people names, profanity-free TV, holiday traditions, guy things and old fashioned etiquette. And he offers his experiences with gene pool backup, old wives' tales, women's fashions (and the storage thereof), following RV's and flying steerage class. The careful reader will discover such incidental insights as his theory of why Eskimos gave up kissing for rubbing noses and what the young Marquis de Sade's nanny said that may have suggested all those weird ideas. But the casual reader will learn something too. And not just that the author has entirely too much time on his hands. Interspersed among these views of the passing scene are subtle indications that--paddles or not--we may all of us be headed up the creek. So to speak.

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