Enchanted Eloquence: Fairy Tales by Seventeenth-Century French Women Writers

Enchanted Eloquence: Fairy Tales by Seventeenth-Century French Women Writers

Distributed for Iter Press

362 pages
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9780772720771 Published December 2010
This is a superb book on all levels. The translations of the tales are excellent. The research is impeccable. The introduction and notes are highly informative. Most important, Lewis Seifert and Domna Stanton have focused on unusual fairy tales that have never been translated before and are seminal for understanding the development of the literary fairy tale as genre. French women writers played a central role in the institutionalization of a literary genre in the French civilizing process that had huge ramifications in opera, theater, vaudeville, music, and film. Moreover, their tales influenced other writers of fairy tales in Europe. This book does an honor to their creative efforts and provides the basis for further research on the development of European fairy tales.
—Jack Zipes
Professor of German, Emeritus, University of Minnesota
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