The Postmodern Fairytale

Folkloric Intertexts in Contemporary Fiction

  • Authors
  • Kevin Paul Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kevin Paul Smith
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kevin Paul Smith
    Pages 164-169
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 170-198

About this book


Why is Shrek one of the greatest selling DVDs of all time? Why are shampoo advertisements based on Sleeping Beauty? Why is it that the same simple stories keep being told? This study attempts to explain why fairy tales keep popping up in the most unexpected places and why the best storytellers begin their tales with 'once upon a time'.


fiction realism time

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