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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 months ago
This is an overview of various postcards depicting various fairy tales. Most of the postcards are drawn from his private collection. In edition to a brief overview of the history of the postcard as well as the history of fairy tale art on postcards, Zipes includes various tales, including a possible...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
In 'The Tale of Tales' Princess Zosa is cursed to marry only Tadeo, the Prince of Round-Field, who is enchanted to sleep forever unless a woman fills a pitcher with tears in three days. Zosa falls alseep before the end of the third day and the remainder of the vessel is filled by a Moorish slave gir...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
I liked the other volume better. I can't figure out if it is because I'm a woman or because it was simply better. However, there a few essays that are worth it, like the one about Jack and the Beanstalk. If you like Neil Gaiman and/or Jeff Vandermeer, you should know each has an essay in this.
The English Student
The English Student rated it 5 years ago
Zipes is a reactionary idiot whose work contains enough glaring factual errors (sample quote: Harry Potter and his friends "study hard and attend all classes. They rarely break the rules of Hogwarts." In the words of whoever had this book before me, HAVE YOU READ THE BOOK?) and unnecessary pessimism...
tinasimms
tinasimms rated it 6 years ago
Nutcracker and Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman 3 STARSThis is the original Nutcracker story. Hoffman's tone is perfect: the mice are extremely sinister and creepy, and the build-up of suspense was well-done. However, the language drags at points, and it takes most of the story to reach the climat...
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