четверг, 27 ноября 2008 г.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales


The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales [Three Volumes]
by Donald Haase (Editor)

“Occasionally, a reference work is so good that one wishes for more of it. Haase.has assembled a stellar cast of scholars to provide the first thorough English-language encyclopedia on folk and fairy tales....Nearly 700 signed, alphabetically arranged articles with bibliographies cover major approaches, important authors and scholars, and themes. Especially useful are the geographic essays. With no disciplinary limits, folklorists take their place alongside historians, sociologists, and literary critics. Similary, with no boundaries on media, the set includes motion picture adaptations as well as literary versions. It also covers children's literature. Haase's introduction provides a good summary of the current state of folktale research....Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers.”–Choice

“This unique three-volume set is an important addition to folklore and fairy-tale studies as it offers for the first time an encyclopedic introduction to the scholarship of this flourishing field. Global in geographical and cultural scope and covering a broad historical and disciplinary range, it features information about significant individuals and traditions from throughout the world, from antiquity to the present day....Additionally, an extensive bibliography with citations to relevant primary and secondary resources names anthologies, scholarly studies, journal publications, and selected web sites. Rounding out the text are a guide describing the classification systems used in the entries, a guide to related topics, and a helpful index. The set is further enhanced by an informative introduction and interesting illustrations throughout the volumes. Useful to general readers as well as to students and scholars in the literary and social science disciplines; highly recommended for public and academic libraries.”–Library Journal

“Three hefty volumes provide global and multicultural coverall, from antiquity to the present, of the burgeoning field of folktale and fairy-tale studies....A brief introduction highlights the reasons for and description of the increasing interest in folk and fairy tales around the globe....Each entry includes highlighted cross references as well as, when appropriate, a "see also" section plus suggestions for futher reading....The illustrations and photographs are black and white in this helpful resource for college libraries and special collections in large public libraries.”–VOYA

“The Greenwood Encyclopedia truly stands apart with its multicultural scope and its theoretical framework that challenges the received knowledge of the field. Each volume contains a table of contents for the entire work and begins with a complete list of the alphabetically arranged entries. Cross-references, "see also" notes, and an index provide deeper access....I recommend The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales for academic and public libraries.”–Reference & User Services Quarterly

“Starred Review Interest in folklore and fairy tales continues to grow, as evidenced by the number of new translations and anthologies being published every year. This scholarly compendium is a well-organized, well-documented introduction to the evolving field of folklore and fairy-tale studies....Meticulously documented and firmly grounded in scholarly research, most articles feature straightforward language and sufficient background material to be accessible to lay readers and novice researchers. This unique and timely resource is highly recommended for large public and academic collections, especially those that support literature or teacher-preparation programs or serve individuals pursuing careers or active in creative endeavors.”–Booklist

“[T]hese three tomes contain a wide ranging scope to studies in folk and fairy tales. Covering tales from the entire globe and with a timefram from antiquity to the present, presenting information useful to a panoply of disciplines and including media telling's of the stories, and emphasizing the new ideas brought forth since 1970, the 670 entries point in any direction you may want to research....The books are well made for a long shelf life. What is most useful is that each of the entries has a further reading bibliography with complete citations, which makes it easy to move onto other titles without having the last volume in hand.”–ARBA Online

“[A]n excellent overview of a tremendously influential literary genre, which is recommended for both public and academic libraries.”–Lawrence Looks at Books

Product Description
Folk and fairy tales exist in all cultures and are at the heart of civilization. The most comprehensive work of its kind, this massive Encyclopedia gives students and general readers a broad, accessible, multicultural survey of folk and fairy tales from around the world. Edited by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, the Encyclopedia draws on the work of numerous expert contributors and covers a broad range of themes and motifs, characters and character types, genres, individuals, national traditions, and other topics. Included are hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries on such subjects as:
  • African American Tales
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Cartoons and Comics
  • Changeling
  • Childhood and Children
  • Charles Dickens
  • Egyptian Tales
  • Elves
  • Fable
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Internet
  • Pigs
  • Puck
  • Riddle
  • Maurice Sendak
  • Stamps
  • Virginia Woolf
  • And many more. Entry topics were chosen in consultation with a nine-member Advisory Board that includes some of the most prominent scholars currently pursuing the study of folk and fairy tales, such as Professor Jack Zipes of the University of Minnesota, whose work has revolutionized research on fairy tales. Entries cite works for further reading, and the Encyclopedia closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources. Literature students will value this book as an aid to understanding and analyzing folk and fairy tales as literary forms, while social studies students will appreciate the book's examination of the foundations of world cultures. And because many of these tales continue to influence films, television, and popular culture, general readers will welcome the Encyclopedia as a means of understanding the modern world. FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
  • Covers folk and fairy tales from around the world.
  • Includes hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries by numerous expert contributors.
  • Cites print and electronic resources.
  • Includes entries on genres, themes and motifs, characters and character types, individuals, national traditions, and other topics.
  • Discusses the presence of folk and fairy tales in literature and popular culture.
  • Extensively cross-referenced.
  • Fully illustrated.
  • Helps literature students analyze and undestand folk and fairy tales as literary forms.
  • Helps social studies students understand folk and fairy tales as the foundation of cultures around the world.
  • Fosters a respect for cultural diversity.
  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife is organized into volumes on particular regions, and by culture group within each region. This book has a straight alphabetical organization of entries.
  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife includes substantial entries on particular culture groups. This book includes entries on national folktale and fairy tale traditions, but most of the entries are topical.
  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife covers all types of folklore and folklife. This book is limited to folktales and fairy tales.
  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife includes a smaller number of entries. This book includes a larger number of entries.
  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife does little with the presence of folktales and fairy tales in literature, film, and mass media. This book includes entries on authors and their use of folktales and fairy tales in their works.
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