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Description - Off with Their Heads! by Maria Tatar

When fairy tales moved from workrooms, taverns, and the fireside into the nursery, they not only lost much of their irreverent, earthy humor but were also deprived of their contestatory stance to official culture. Children's literature, Maria Tatar maintains, has always been more intent on producing docile minds than playful bodies. From its inception, it has openly endorsed a productive discipline that condemns idleness and disobedience along with most forms of social resistance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691000886
ISBN-10: 0691000883
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 197mm x mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maria Tatar

Maria Tatar is Professor of German Literature at Harvard University.

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