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The postmodern fairy tale : folkloric intertexts in contemporary fiction, Kevin Paul Smith

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The postmodern fairy tale : folkloric intertexts in contemporary fiction
Title
The postmodern fairy tale
Title remainder
folkloric intertexts in contemporary fiction
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Paul Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study attempts to explain why fairy tales keep popping up in the most unexpected places. It also examines the way that telling an autobiography as a fairy tale begins to affect the content of the story. Magical meaning is discovered in the strange turns of fate, and actual events take on the flavour of 'magic realism'. From Salman Rushdie, and Angela Carter to Kate Atkinson and Terry Pratchett, this book examines the different ways that fairy tales are used in postmodern fiction and why the most popular stories begin 'once upon a time'."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smith, Kevin Paul.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Literature and folklore
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Fairy tales in literature
  • Intertextuality
Label
The postmodern fairy tale : folkloric intertexts in contemporary fiction, Kevin Paul Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • eight elements of intertextual use of fairytales.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Architextual/chronotopic intertextuality and magic realism in Kate Atkinson's Human croquet.
  • p. 57
  • 3.
  • Metafictive intertextuality : defining the 'storyteller' chronotope.
  • p. 87
  • 4.
  • Battling the nightmare of myth, Terry Pratchett's fairytale inversions.
  • p. 133
Control code
ocn124025301
Extent
vi, 198 p.
Isbn
9780230500488
Lccn
2007022975
Label
The postmodern fairy tale : folkloric intertexts in contemporary fiction, Kevin Paul Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • eight elements of intertextual use of fairytales.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Architextual/chronotopic intertextuality and magic realism in Kate Atkinson's Human croquet.
  • p. 57
  • 3.
  • Metafictive intertextuality : defining the 'storyteller' chronotope.
  • p. 87
  • 4.
  • Battling the nightmare of myth, Terry Pratchett's fairytale inversions.
  • p. 133
Control code
ocn124025301
Extent
vi, 198 p.
Isbn
9780230500488
Lccn
2007022975

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