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Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (original: 2014; edição: 2014)

de Marina Warner (Autor)

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Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over her long writing career, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich collection of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. She makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.… (mais)
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Título:Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale
Autores:Marina Warner (Autor)
Informação:OUP Oxford (2014), Edition: First Edition, 226 pages
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Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale de Marina Warner (2014)

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Many thanks to Oxford University Press for the ARC via NetGalley.

I thought this a charming and comprehensive guide through the multifaceted world of fairy tales. The writing is clean, confident, with numerous relevant examples and quotations provided. Due to its length, it naturally cannot cover all the minutiae of the extensive historical development of the genre, but provides instead a satisfactory overview of the major checkpoints on the way. As such, it makes for a reference book of some substance and authority, especially regarding some of the common themes in fairy stories, as well as some influential theories and literary practices in relation to the same.
The subject matter is approached from several different points of view, there are ample illustrations that supplement various points of argument, and the extremely extensive reading list at the end is a useful tool for anybody who considers this book a mere stepping stone on the way to more specified knowledge.
Personally, I particularly enjoyed the author's thoughts on how the existent corpus of fairy tales was explored in feminist theory and literature, and the focus on modern literary retellings in different media that not only completely transform the source material itself, but continue to redefine the genre and its functions even today. ( )
  ViktorijaB93 | Apr 10, 2020 |
This little book provides a pretty decent glimpse at the history of fairy tales, along with enough information to allow readers to delve further into this subject. The writing style is very academic, and might be a bit slow-going for readers unused to reading college level academia oriented stuff, but it's still definitely enjoyable. I found the organization of the text within each chapter a bit muddled, which made the book a bit harder to follow at times. I also wished that the author had provided a brief summary of the basic fairy tales she references within the text or in boxes alongside the text where each story is first mentioned. I have read a lot of fairy tales, and the 1001 Arabian Nights collection, but there are still a few stories the author mentions in her text as if the reader ought to know them by name, that I don't recall just from their names.
Overall, though, this was a fun book, and anyone who like to read history and/or fairy tales would probably enjoy this book. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way changes my views or opinions of this book.

I love fairy tales, hence why I chose to read this book. The cover is absolutely beautiful and captured my attention immediately. However, the book was unsuccessful in doing so. I was expecting a story, some sort of whimsical fairy tale, even a twisted tale would have been okay. Instead, this book breaks down every angle and reason behind what happens in fairy tales, and dissects them. I wasn’t looking for an informative book, instead, I was hoping for something to get lost in. Instead, I just felt lost.
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  annmwilson09 | Aug 10, 2016 |
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A Short History Of Fairy Tale...

The cover immediately grabbed my attention and as I wanted to know more about fairy tales anyway, and possibly read some more of them, this seemed like a good place to start.

I don't really know what to say about this book. I've been thinking about it for a more than week now, but can't figure out a lot of useful things to say. I learned that my knowledge of fairy tales is at least very limited and that there's a lot out there I can still explore. Many of the authors mentioned (not of course Hans Christian Anderson or the Grimm Brothers) I'd never even heard about. Other things were less surprising; there's often a double meaning behind fairy tales? *Insert You Don't Say-face*.

Even though I don't know a lot about fairy tales I'd liked to see some more variance in the origin of the stories. They are almost all European stories, with a few from the Arabian Nights, but where's the rest of the world? Another 'problem' I had was that I never quite enjoyed myself reading it. This probably says more about me during the period I read this (exams!) than the book but I found the writing quite dry and sometimes hard to concentrate on.

I'm however planning to read some fairy tales soon...

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! ( )
  Floratina | May 26, 2016 |
It’s how all good stories start

Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner (Oxford University Press, $18.95),

We just can’t get away from fairy tales, and for good reason—these stories speak to us in particular ways that we don’t seem to outgrown. Whether you prefer the classics or TV’s Grimm, in Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale, Marina Warner has written the definitive overview of fairytales for the non-specialist.

Warner organizes the book thematically; we get the low-down on the story’s tellers, adaptations (both over time, across cultures, and for stage and screen), and even the interpreters (Bruno Bettleheim’s the big one, but there are others) who have altered the way we read fairy tales. Warner reminds us that fairy tales offer us a window into past generations, a nostalgic look at our own childhoods, insight into our psychology, and plenty of intellectual stimulation.

Stop feeling guilty about your Fables comic books and broaden your horizons with this necessary guide to the incredibly rich legacy of our storytelling traditions.

Reviewed on Lit/Rant: www.litrant.tumblr.com ( )
  KelMunger | Feb 13, 2015 |
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Imagine the history of fairy tale as a map, like the Carte du Tendres, the 'Map of Tenderness', drawn by Parisian romancers to chart the peaks and sloughs of the heart's affections: unfurl this imaginary terrain in your mind's eye, and you will first see two prominent landmarks, Charles Perrault's Histoires et Contes du temps passé (Tales of Olden Times, 1697) and a little nearer in the foreground, the Grimm Brothers' Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-57). (Prologue)
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Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over her long writing career, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich collection of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. She makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.

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