Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales, Or, Entertainment for Little Ones


Author: Giambattista Basile,Nancy L. Canepa

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328660

Category: Social Science

Page: 463

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The Tale of Tales, made up of forty-nine fairy tales within a fiftieth frame story, contains the earliest versions of celebrated stories like Rapunzel, All-Fur, Hansel and Gretel, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. The tales are bawdy and irreverent but also tender and whimsical, acute in psychological characterization and encyclopedic in description. They are also evocative of marvelous worlds of fairy-tale unreality as well as of the everyday rituals of life in seventeenth-century Naples. Yet because the original is written in the nonstandard Neopolitan dialect of Italian—and was last translated fully into English in 1932—this important piece of Baroque literature has long been inaccessible to both the general public and most fairy-tale scholars. Giambattista Basile’s "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones" is a modern translation that preserves the distinctive character of Basile’s original. Working directly from the original Neopolitan version, translator Nancy L. Canepa takes pains to maintain the idiosyncratic tone of The Tale of Tales as well as the work’s unpredictable structure. This edition keeps the repetition, experimental syntax, and inventive metaphors of the original version intact, bringing Basile’s words directly to twenty-first-century readers for the first time. This volume is also fully annotated, so as to elucidate any unfamiliar cultural references alongside the text. Giambattista Basile’s "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones" is also lushly illustrated and includes a foreword, an introduction, an illustrator’s note, and a complete bibliography. The publication of The Tale of Tales marked not only a culmination of the interest in the popular culture and folk traditions of the Renaissance period but also the beginning of the era of the artful and sophisticated "authored" fairy tale that inspired and influenced later writers like Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. Giambattista Basile’s "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones" offers an excellent point of departure for reflection about what constitutes Italian culture, as well as for discussion of the relevance that forms of early modern culture like fairy tales still hold for us today. This volume is vital reading for fairy-tale scholars and anyone interested in cultural history.

Al Pentameron


Author: Giambattista Basile

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Das Dekameron


Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F


Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334429

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 1160

View: 3696

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Das Märchen der Märchen

Das Pentamerone


Author: Giambattista Basile

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406686311

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 3544

Wer heute „Märchen“ sagt, muß nicht nur die Brüder Grimm kennen – er muß vor allem Basile gelesen haben. Giambattista Basiles Märchen der Märchen, 1634 bis 1936 und damit posthum erschienen, ist als Pentamerone (Fünf-Tage-Werk) weltberühmt geworden. Der globale Ruhm erreichte Basile allerdings erst lange nach seinem Ableben. Nicht nur der französische Märchendichter Charles Perrault hat das Pentamerone gekannt. Wieland entnahm ihm den Stoff zu seinem Pervonte, Brentano ließ sich von Basiles Texten zu seinen Italienischen Märchen inspirieren, die Brüder Grimm lieferten eine erste vollständige Inhaltsangabe. Hunderte von Erzählerinnen und Erzählern trugen Basiles Märchentypen bis in unser Jahrhundert hinein in immer neuen Varianten mündlich vor. Kluge Prinzessinnen, Tierkönige, Drachentöter, ungeschickte Tölpel, wackere Abenteurer, grimmige Oger, hilfreiche Feen, Prinzen und Könige – die altvertrauten Figuren der europäischen Märchenliteratur bevölkern dieses barocke Erzählwerk, das unter dem Deckmantel des Dialekts die zugleich phantastische wie reale mediterrane Lebenswirklichkeit des 17. Jahrhunderts erfaßt und eines der schönsten und tiefgründigsten Märchenbücher, mit Sicherheit aber die originellste Sammlung von Phantasiegeschichten darstellt.

From Court to Forest

Giambattista Basile's Lo Cunto de Li Cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale


Author: Nancy L. Canepa

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814327586

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

View: 7373

From Court to Forest is a critical and historical study of the beginnings of the modern literary fairy tale. Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de Ii cunti written in Neapolitan dialect and published in 1634-36, comprises fifty fairy tales and was the first integral collection of literary fairy tales to appear in Western Europe. It contains some of the best known fairy-tales types, such as Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and others, many in their earliest versions. Although it became a central reference point for subsequent fairy tale writers, such as Perrault and the Grimms, as well as a treasure chest for folklorists, Lo cunto de Ii cunti has had relatively little attention devoted to it by literary scholars. Lo cunto constituted a culmination of the erudite interest in popular culture and folk traditions that permeated the Renaissance. But even if Basile drew from the oral tradition, he did not merely transcribe the popular materials he heard and gathered around Naples and in his travels. He transformed them into original tales distinguished by vertiginous rhetorical play, abundant representations of the rituals of everyday life and the popular culture of the time, and a subtext of playful critique of courtly culture and the canonical literary tradition. This work fills a gap in fairy-tale and Italian literary studies through its rediscovery of one of the most important authors of the Italian Baroque and the genre of the literary fairy tale.

The Pentamerone Or the Story of Stories

Fun for the Little Ones (1848)


Author: Giambattista Basile,John Edward Taylor

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781104320393

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 436

View: 7233

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales


Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689822


Page: 704

View: 2295

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Anmerkungen zu den Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm


Author: Johannes Bolte

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3846011061


Page: 636

View: 1232

Johannes Bolte (1858-1937) war ein deutscher Literaturwissenschaftler und Volkskundler. Ji i Polivka (auch Georg; 1858-1933) war ein tschechischer Slawist und Literaturwissenschaftler. Nachdruck des dritten von funf Banden uber die Marchen der Bruder Grimm. Nachdruck des Originals von 1918.

Out of the Woods

The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France


Author: Nancy L. Canepa

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814326879

Category: Fiction

Page: 363

View: 8476

Out of the Woods studies the birth and early evolution of the literary fairy tale in Italy and France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, from the early Italian collections (Straparola and Basile), through the "first wave" of fairy tale production in the France of Louis XIV (Perrault and d'Aulnoy), up to later eighteenth-century manipulations and transformations (Hamilton, Gozzi, Casanova). The tales analyzed here were appropriated from the oral tradition and transformed by professional men and women of letters into sophisticated literary creations for an elite audience of court and salon frequenters. Thus, far from being minor works or "entertainment for little ones," these fantastic tales contributed to an interrogation and revision of the cultural history of their times, offering new paradigms of narrative representation and social interaction.

Die Folklore Südosteuropas

Eine komparative Übersicht


Author: Walter Puchner

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205203127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 486

View: 7306

Der vorliegende Band bildet eine bibliographisch reich dokumentierte Übersicht über die orale Literatur Südosteuropas und vergleicht zum ersten Mal mit übersetzten Beispielen gesungene Texte (Heldenlieder und historische Liedchroniken, Kleften- und Hajukenlieder, Balladen und Erzähllieder, religiöse Lieder und Ansingelieder, Lieder auf Tod und Trennung, Liebes-, Hochzeits- und Frühlingslieder, Karnevalslieder und Kinderlieder) und gesprochene Texte (Märchen, Sagen und Überlieferungen, Legenden und erbauliche Geschichten, Schwänke und Anekdoten, Sprichwörter und Rätsel) in einem sprach- und länderübergreifenden Zusammenhang in der traditionellen Volkskultur von Ungarn und Rumänien, den südslawischen Ländern und Albanien, Griechenland und der Türkei.

Das Mädchen ohne Hände


Author: Mariatu Kamara

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426402467

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 1880

Mariatu Kamara ist zwölf, als sie in die Wirren des Bürgerkriegs in Sierra Leone gerät: Rebellen hacken ihr beide Hände ab. Schwerverwundet nimmt sie den Kampf gegen ihr Schicksal auf und findet den Weg in eine lebenswerte Zukunft. Heute ist die 22-Jährige für das Kinderhilfswerk UNICEF als Sonderbotschafterin in den USA und Kanada unterwegs. Das Mädchen ohne Hände von Mariatu Kamara: als eBook erhältlich!

Die weiße Katze


Author: Marie Catherine LeJumel de Barneville d' Aulnoy,Christa Unzner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896032775


Page: 78

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Narrative, Social Myth and Reality in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Women’s Writing

Kennedy, Lochhead, Bourke, Ní Dhuibhne, and Carr


Author: Tudor Balinisteanu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443816205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

View: 6471

This book offers an original interdisciplinary analysis of the relations between myth, identity and social reality, involving elements of narratology theory, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology and social theory, harnessed to support an argument firmly located in the area of literary criticism. This analysis yields a fairly extensive reinterpretation of the concept of myth, which is applied to the examination of the relationship between narrative and social reality as represented in texts by contemporary Scottish and Irish women writers. The main theoretical sources are Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of heteroglossia, Jacques Derrida’s theories of citationality and Judith Butler’s theories of subjectivity. The analysis framework developed in the book uses these theories to create a new way of understanding how literary texts change readers’ worldviews by enticing them to accept alternative possibilities of cultural expression of identity and social order. The texts analysed in this book reconfigure naturalised stories that have become normative and constraining in conveying identities and visions of legitimate social orders. The book’s focus on feminine identities places it alongside feminist analyses of reconstructions of fairy tales, myths or canonical stories that establish what counts as legitimate feminine identity. Studied here for the first time together, the writers whose texts form the interest of this book continue the revisionist work begun by other women writers who engage with the male generated literary, philosophical and humanist tradition. They share a view of narratives as tools for continually negotiating our identities, social worlds and socialisation scenarios. While the high-level theoretical discourse of the first part of the book requires specialised knowledge, the second part of the book, offering close readings of the texts, is both lively and accessible and should engage the interest of the general reader and academic alike. This book is written for all those who are interested in the power words have to hold sway over our inner and outer (social) worlds.