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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(254mm x 197mm x mm)
Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Author Biography - Maria Tatar
Maria Tatar is Professor of German Literature at Harvard University.