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The Postmodern Fairy Tale Folkloric Intertexts in Contemporary Fiction by Kevin Paul Smith
  

The Postmodern Fairy Tale Folkloric Intertexts in Contemporary Fiction

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Synopsis

The Postmodern Fairy Tale Folkloric Intertexts in Contemporary Fiction by Kevin Paul Smith

Why is Shrek one of the greatest selling DVDs of all time? Why are shampoo advertisements based on Sleeping Beauty? Why is it that the same simple stories keep being told? This study attempts to explain why fairy tales keep popping up in the most unexpected places and why the best storytellers begin their tales with 'once upon a time'.

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'...Smith's enthusiasm for his subject matter is infectiously evident throughout The Postmodern Fairytale , and his arguments are often both amusing and insightful.' - Lucy Carlyle, Times Literary Supplement'


About the Author

KEVIN PAUL SMITH is an independent scholar.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st July 2007

Author

Kevin Paul Smith

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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Hardback
204 pages

Categories

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Fantasy

ISBN

9780230500488

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