Kafka, Gothic and Fairytale
Author : Patrick Bridgwater,Brill Academic Pub
Publisher : Rodopi
Release :2003
Total pages :198
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9042011947

Kafka, Gothic and Fairytale is an original comparative study of the novels and some of the related shorter punishment fantasies in terms of their relationship to the Gothic and fairytale conventions. It is an absorbing subject and one which, while keeping to the basic facts of his life, mind-set and literary method, shows Kafka's work in a genuinely new light. The contradiction between his persona with its love of fairytale and his shadow with its affinity with Gothic is reflected in his work, which is both Gothic and other than Gothic, both fairytale-like and the every denial of fairytale. Important subtexts of the book are the close connexion between Gothic and fairytale and between both of these and the dream. German text is quoted in translation unless the emphasis is on the meaning of individual words or phrases, in which case the words in question are quoted and their English meanings discussed. This means that readers without German can, for the first time, begin to understand the underlying ambiguity of Kafka's major fictions. The book is addressed to all who are interested in the meaning of his work and its place in literary history, but also to the many readers in the English and German-speaking worlds who share the author's enthusiasm for Gothic and fairytale.

The Fairytale as Art Form and Portrait of Man
Author : Max Lüthi,Max Lü thi
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release :1984
Total pages :207
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0253320992

In this major work by the distinguished Swiss folklorist Max LA1/4thi, the traditional fairytale is examined from two related points of view, that of aesthetics and that of anthropology. LA1/4thi shows that fairytales are more than just a pleasing form; they present a particular way of looking at the world and at human existence. Thus, they must be evaluated in terms of what they say about man and the human condition. This exemplary study will be read with enjoyment and profit not only by the literary scholar and folklore professional but by any reader who has ever delighted in fairytales.

Fairytale in the Ancient World
Author : Graham Anderson
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2002-01-04
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781134560455

In this, the first modern study of the ancient fairytale, Graham Anderson asks whether the familiar children's fairytale of today existed in the ancient world. He examines texts from the classical period and finds many stories which resemble those we know today, including: * a Jewish Egyptian Cinderella * a Snow White whose enemy is the goddess Artemis * a Pied Piper at Troy. He puts forward many previously unsuspected candidates as classical variants of the modern fairytale and argues that the degree of violence and cruelty in the ancient tales means they must have been meant for adults.

The Fairytale Trilogy
Author : Valerie Gribben
Publisher : NewSouth Books
Release :2010-01-01
Total pages :260
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1603060677

Welcome to the wonder-filled world of the Fairytale Trilogy, where magic is far more than smoke and mirrors . . . The three novels in this book -- Fairytale, The Emperor's Realm, and The Three Crowns -- chronicle the adventures of Marianne and her brother Robin as they come of age in an enchanted land where frogs talk, fantastical creatures prowl, and danger doesn't stop at the edge of a dark forest. Though steeped in the tradition of classic fairy tales, The Fairytale Trilogy presents an engagingly fresh story with a modern sensibility.

The Great Fairytale Robbery
Author : Eric Scott
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release :2013-11-13
Total pages :90
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781783333981

Sarah and Julie switch on the television: instead of the movie they expect, they see a crowd of their favourite storybook characters, including Cinderella, Puss-in- Boots, Aladdin, Bo Peep and Hansel and Gretel, calling out for help. So the two girls step into the fantasy world beyond the TV screen and find themselves involved in a battle of wits against the witchlike Studio Head, whose ambition is to destroy all books. Oz, Julie's life-size rag doll, dreams up a plan to save the fairy tale people from fading away... to Studio Head's dismay.

A fairytale or not
Author : Philip Badger Greenwood
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release :2011-08-18
Total pages :140
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781456788933

Many a year has past since the day of my birth suffice to say that I am as old as my heart and as young as the winter snow. Odd that I should mention the winter for it was the season that I entered this world and it is my favourite. I love the magic of the season and the good will of the human spirit. It has always been this way with me and I shall never differ. My life differs none other that yours excepting perhaps that I have witnessed many a phenomenon. For example, spirits of the dead have visited and spoken with me. I have stood in my garden at night and watched unidentified flying objects cross the sky and disappear in the blinking of an eye. Moreover, yes. I have even seen a fairy. I live deep in the countryside and often feel the magic of the fairy folk around me. Not to long ago, I found myself driving down the long narrow road that eventually leads to my home. I was half a mile from my property and travelling at approximately 25 miles per hour. I have to pass a small coppice at the side of the road that boasts a mound in its centre. Perhaps it was from out of this mound that a little man appeared, I cannot say. However, of a sudden, a little man with beautiful transparent wings attached to his back, flew across my window screen. I must admit that these sightings are so very rare and that to witness such a sight is magnificent indeed. It has never accorded me to put my experiences to paper. However, after my last encounter with some very odd creatures, I have decided to give record of a few. My reason for this is that after you have read these few examples, perhaps you would care to read some of the following tales that I have accumulated over a period of many years....

Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale
Author : Pat Watts,Jenny Pearson,Mary Smail
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release :2013-05-28
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780857004383

Myths and fairytales are our rich heritage; a veritable feast of ancient wisdom passed down through the ages in the memorable form of stories. While almost any story will have deep meaning to some individuals, some of the time, this book presents a collection of stories that these maestros of dramatherapy have found to have a powerful effect almost without fail. These are the 'golden' stories of Sesame. The authors introduce the Sesame approach and describe the advantages of using myth and fairy tale as a central theme in a therapy session. The Sesame approach has been found to produce striking results with myriad client groups, including individuals with learning difficulties, offenders in psychiatric settings and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and adults in mental health care. Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairytale provides a treasure trove of timeless stories that can be adapted and applied to the needs of different client groups and the style of each therapist. It also includes introductory exercises, warm-ups and scene setting suggestions. The book will be an invaluable source of inspiration for dramatherapists and dramatherapy students, creative arts therapists, storytellers, psychotherapists, Jungian psychoanalysts, teachers and play therapists.

Fairytale Magic!
Author : Kristen L. Depken
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release :2014
Total pages :24
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780385375030

The king and queen of Fairytale Land ask Dora and Boots to find the magic water for the rainbow vine that keeps the magical land safe.

Not A Fairytale
Author : Monika Bharti
Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
Release :
Total pages :154
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES

"Oh God, it’s high time you do something about it. It’s not 1864 that he will court you for months and months without actually doing anything about it," Piya said exasperatedly. "Well, I like this, the courtship thing," Nikita said avoiding Piya’s stern look. "This isn’t a fairytale," Piya said. Nikita always believed in fairytales and romance, like it’s depicted in books. But then reality set in and she faced ups and downs making her belief in fairytales fade away. Will she ever believe in fairytales again? Does her prince charming actually exist? Will she find her true love in the face of this reality? Or will she settle for an arranged marriage and forget it all?

Author : Bev Tang-Kong
Publisher :
Release :2015
Total pages :55
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:1060790931