Fairy Tale Darwinism in the 21st Century @ The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post takes on the renaissance, or not as Jack Zipes’ notes, of fairy tales with this live interview with Zipes, Tim Manley (generator of the tumblr fairy tales for twentysomethings), Susan Kim, and Donald Haase. The interview was sparked by this Prospect article by Adam Kirsch on the durability of fairy tales (“Neverending Stories” September 1, 2012) and the anniversary of the publication of the Brothers Grimm, but it quickly dives into 21st century fairy tales, television shows like Grimm and Once upon a Time, films like Snow White and the Huntsman, and even tumblr versions of fairy tales where princesses update their Facebook statuses. Enjoy the video and then read on with these Princeton University Press books:

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The Irresistible Fairy Tale
The Cultural and Social History of a Genre
Jack Zipes

Co-Winner of the 2012 Wayland D. Hand Prize, History and Folklore Section, American Folklore Society

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The Fairies Return
Or, New Tales for Old
Compiled by Peter Davies
Edited and with an introduction by Maria Tatar

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Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales
Kurt Schwitters
Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes
Illustrated by Irvine Peacock

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The Cloak of Dreams
Chinese Fairy Tales
Béla Balázs
Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes
Illustrated by Mariette Lydis