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Maria Tatar

Full Name: Maria Tatar
Gender: Female
Number of Works: 21
Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures. She chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 0393972771, 9780393972771
Keywords: tales, fairy, classic
Pages: 394
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. The Classic Fairy Tales focuses on six tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Hansel and Gretel," and presents multicultural variants and sophisticated literary rescriptings. Also reprinted are tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde."Criticism" gathers twelve essays that interpret aspects of fairy tales, including their social origins, historic
ISBN: 0393051633, 9780393051636
Keywords: tales, fairy, classic, annotated
Pages: 445
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 100%

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales is a remarkable treasure trove, a work that celebrates the best-loved tales of childhood and presents them through the vision of Maria Tatar, a leading authority in the field of folklore and children's literature. Into the woods with Little Red Riding Hood, up the beanstalk with Jack, and down through the depths of the ocean with the Little Mermaid, this volume takes us through many of the familiar paths of our folkloric heritage. Gathering together twenty-five of our most cherished fairy tales, including enduring classics like "Beauty and the Beast,"
ISBN: 0393066010, 9780393066012
Keywords: childhood, stories, power, hunters, enchanted
Pages: 320
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

Ever wondered why little children love listening to stories, why older ones get lost in certain books? In this enthralling work, Maria Tatar challenges many of our assumptions about childhood reading. Much as our culture pays lip service to the importance of literature, we rarely examine the creative and cognitive benefits of reading from infancy through adolescence. By exploring how beauty and horror operated in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, and many other narratives, Tatar provides a delightful wo
ISBN: 0691114692, 9780691114699
Keywords: tales, fairy, grimms, facts, hard
Pages: 360
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%

Advanced Middle Age appears to be a popular time for admitting interest in fairy tales. At age fifty-five, George Bernard Shaw declared that he still considered 'Grimm' to be 'the most entertaining of German authors.'
ISBN: 0691000883, 9780691000886
Keywords: childhood, culture, tales, fairy, heads
Pages: 332
Published: 1992
  • Rating: 80%

PWhen Hansel and Gretel try to eat the witch's gingerbread house in the woods, are they indulging their "uncontrolled cravings" and "destructive desires" or are they simply responding normally to the hunger pangs they feel after being abandoned by their parents? Challenging Bruno Bettelheim and other critics who read fairy tales as enactments of children's untamed urges, Maria Tatar argues that it is time to stop casting the children as villians. In this provocative book she explores how adults mistreat children, focusing on adults not only as hostile characters in fairy ta
ISBN: 0691015902, 9780691015903
Keywords: germany, weimar, murder, sexual, lustmord
Pages: 228
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence, Maria Tatar seeks the meaning behind one of the most disturbing images of twentieth-century Western culture: the violated female corpse. This image is so prevalent in painting, literature, film, and, most recently, in mass media, that we rarely question what is at stake in its representation. Tatar, however, challenges us to consider what is taking place—both artistically and socially—in the construction and circulation of scenes depicting sexual murder. In examining images of sexual murder (Lustmord), she pro
ISBN: 0393338568, 9780393338560
Keywords: grimm, brothers, tales, classic, reader
Pages: 416
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%

The Grimm Reader, featuring landmark introductions by A. S. Byatt and Maria Tatar, celebrates the radiant cultural legacy of stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm-tales that have enchanted children and adults alike for generations. Even after two hundred years, the tales gathered by the Grimms continue to have an extraordinary global reach. Their scenes of unsparing savagery and jaw-dropping beauty remind us that fairy tales, for all their simplicity, have the power to draw us into a world of words and to transform us as we read. Containing some of the most enduring tales found in world
ISBN: 8484324885, 9788484324881
Keywords: clasicos, hadas, cuentos, los
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 100%