Monday, January 27, 2014

Marvelous Transformations Giveaway: Victoria T.'s List

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Today is the last day to enter! Post your entries by 11:59 PST 1/27/2014.

Victoria T. was the next to submit a list of fairy tale and folklore nonfiction titles that have most influenced her for her entries in the Marvelous Transformations Giveaway.

Here are her list of titles. Thanks for sharing Victoria T. You have five entries in the giveaway!

And thanks for explaining why the books are important to you, Victoria. I really enjoyed your comments.

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1. Jack Zipes' The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood: When Zipes resembled how the tale's protagonist is defamed by victim blaming, I found it revolutionising.

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2. Marina Warner's From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers: Reading this book made me want to specialise in fairy tale literature for my current PhD. Its emphasis on female folklorists has not been surpassed since.

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3. Boria Sax's Serpent & Swan: Animal Bride Folklore & Literature: For rediscovering that the figure of the beast is more man than animal after all.

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4. Martin Sutton's The Sin-Complex: a Critical Study of English Versions of the Grimm's Kinder Und Hausmaechen in the Nineteenth Century: for introducing me to so many amazing English translations of the Grimms' text. Without these translators, the English-speaking world would never know the power of the Grimms' amazing tales.

Heidi's note: The Sin-Complex was Sutton's thesis and is available for reading in PDF format on the University of Auckland's website. It is very much copyrighted and the published edition is long out of print (and quite expensive usually if you can find it). According to WorldCat, only 74 libraries in the world have a copy in their holdings, so getting a copy of it to study may be a challenge otherwise.

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5. Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Vintage): For making me laugh when he called Snow White's dwarves 'stunted penises' due to their skillful penetration into dark holes and caves!

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