The Fairytale as Art Form and Portrait of Man

The Fairytale as Art Form and Portrait of Man

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In this major work by the distinguished Swiss folklorist Max LA1/4thi, the traditional fairytale is examined from two related points of view, that of aesthetics and that of anthropology. LA1/4thi shows that fairytales are more than just a pleasing form; they present a particular way of looking at the world and at human existence. Thus, they must be evaluated in terms of what they say about man and the human condition. This exemplary study will be read with enjoyment and profit not only by the literary scholar and folklore professional but by any reader who has ever delighted in fairytales.These sorts of common fillers a€” in most book fairytales (Buchmarchen) they are cut out by the editors a€” when used with ... More artistic a€” and thus not suppressed by editors and revisers a€” are connective formulas such as aquot;But leta#39;s nowanbsp;...

Title:The Fairytale as Art Form and Portrait of Man
Author: Max Lüthi
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1984

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