Non-fiction Books About Fairy Tales
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From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers by Marina Warner
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales by Kate Bernheimer
I thought both books were fascinating.
Does anyone else like this kind of thing or have any suggestions of similar books?
Another excellent book focused on a specific tale, this time Little Red Riding Hood, is Catherine Orenstein's Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked.
His other books dealing with fairy tales have not, as far as I know, been translated into English (I read them in Italian):
Historic Roots of the Fairy Tale (Исторические корни волшебной сказки)
The Russian Fairy Tale (Русская сказка)
"At the Bottom of the Garden: A Dark History of Fairies, Hobgoblins & Other Troublesome Things" by Diane Purkiss
"No Go the Bogeyman" by Marina Warner
"Spinning Straw into Gold: What Fairy Tales Reveal About the Transformations in a Woman's Life" by Joan Gould
"The Witch Must Die: How Fairy Tales Shape Our Lives" by Sheldon Cashdan
"Trickster Makes the World" by Lewis Hyde
Once upon a Midlife, Allan B. Chinen
Elder Tales: Stories of Wisdom and Courage from Around the World, Dan Keding
In the Ever After: Fairy Tales and the Second Half of Life, Allan B. Chinen
(Oops, sorry for the deletes, I was trying to get the touchstone thing to work).
He speaks from the religious right.