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The Resource Fairy tales for the disillusioned : enchanted stories from the French decadent tradition, edited and translated by Gretchen Schultz & Lewis Seifert

Fairy tales for the disillusioned : enchanted stories from the French decadent tradition, edited and translated by Gretchen Schultz & Lewis Seifert

Label
Fairy tales for the disillusioned : enchanted stories from the French decadent tradition
Title
Fairy tales for the disillusioned
Title remainder
enchanted stories from the French decadent tradition
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Gretchen Schultz & Lewis Seifert
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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, many newly translated, by writers associated with the decadent literary movement, which flourished in France in the late nineteenth century. Written by such creative luminaries as Charles Baudelaire, Anatole France, and Guillaume Apollinaire, 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, the updated interpretations in this collection allow for more perverse settings and disillusioned perspectives--a trademark style and ethos of the decadent tradition. In these stories, characters puncture the optimism of the naive, talismans don't work, and the most deserving don't always get the best rewards. The fairies are commonly victims of modern cynicism and technological advancement, but just as often are dangerous creatures corrupted by contemporary society. The collection underlines such decadent themes as the decline of civilization, the degeneration of magic and the unreal, gender confusion, and the incursion of the industrial. The volume editors provide an informative introduction, biographical notes for each author, and explanatory notes throughout. Subverting the conventions of the traditional fairy tale, these old tales made new will entertain and startle even the most disenchanted readers."--Jacket
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10548387
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
843/.0208
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ1278
LC item number
.F35 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schultz, Gretchen
  • Seifert, Lewis Carl
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True
Series statement
Oddly modern fairy tales
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • French fiction
  • French fiction
  • Children's stories, French
  • Children's stories, French
  • Fairy tales
  • French fiction
  • France
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
enchanted stories from the French Decadent tradition
Label
Fairy tales for the disillusioned : enchanted stories from the French decadent tradition, edited and translated by Gretchen Schultz & Lewis Seifert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The present volume contains thirty-five fairy tales by nineteen writers, presented chronologically by author"--Introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-249)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1798771
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780691161655
Lccn
2015051218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026531327
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691161655
  • (OCoLC)953617658
Label
Fairy tales for the disillusioned : enchanted stories from the French decadent tradition, edited and translated by Gretchen Schultz & Lewis Seifert
Publication
Note
"The present volume contains thirty-five fairy tales by nineteen writers, presented chronologically by author"--Introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-249)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1798771
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780691161655
Lccn
2015051218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026531327
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691161655
  • (OCoLC)953617658

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