The World of the Irish Wonder Tale: An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tales
Fairy tales are a rich element of childhood in many cultures around the world. But in Ireland, where they are known as wonder tales, these stories of magic and enchantment are not restricted to young audiences; Irish wonder tales are told to adults.
So that the modern reader can fully appreciate them, Gose provides an interdisciplinary overview. He identifies a number of approaches – psychological, anthropological, structural, comparative, and typological.
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
- Page Count: 254 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationElliott B. Gose, Jr. is a retired professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Imagination Indulged: The Irrational in the Nineteenth-Century Novel and The Transformation Process in Joyce's 'Ulysses'.
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