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luckem
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(3/8/07 10:17 pm)


dark side of fairy tales
I'm writing an english paper on the darker side of fairy tales; what they teach and the hidden meanings behind them. Any information would be great. Thank you.

katherine
Registered User
(3/9/07 4:26 am)


Re: dark side of fairy tales
Look at books/writings by Angela Carter, Marina Warner, Bruno Bettleheim - they all analyse the underlying, darker side to fairytales and folklore
Good luck!

minervasrazor
Registered User
(3/9/07 7:48 pm)


Re: dark side of fairy tales
I recommend Marie-Louise von Franz; she has an excellent book on shadow and evil in fairy tales (in fact, that's its title: Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales) looking at this question from a Jungian point of view.

J

Tonexj
Registered User
(3/12/07 12:58 pm)


darkside
Hi,
could you please drop me a mail to tonexj@hotmail.com? I write an essay about the same story, and if you don't mind, would like ask some questions.
Otherwise, I would also suuggest you Marie-Louise von Franz, Bruno Bettelheim and Vladimir Propp.
Waiting for yr mail.
Rgds, Juli

bluewyvern
Registered User
(3/25/07 12:43 pm)


darkside
If you haven't come across it yet, don't miss the collection <i>Grimm's Grimmest</i> edited by Maria Tatar, as well as her book <i>The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales</i>.

bebe6686
Registered User
(3/26/07 6:10 am)


Re: darkside
oooh coincidence- i'm doing an art project on the dar side of fairy tales. unfortunately i dont have time to buy and read the books suggested as i have a tight schedule. Does anyone know of any websites that go into this subject in detail and/ or include a large content of any of the books mentioned. I need to find out about subtext such as sex, paedophilia, canabalism, icest, other taboo subjects in fairy tales. I've literally types every possible word combination into google with not much luck. a nudge in the right direction will be very much appreciated! thanks

kristiw
Registered User
(3/26/07 10:30 am)


Re: darkside
My first thought, for a fine arts project, is the Endicott Studio Gallery-- good inspiration for using art to explore dark and personal themes. Especially personal... the disturbing subtext isn't necessarily inherent to the text; it's often something that one's individual experiences or cultural perspective picks out with unusual clarity or resonance.

bebe6686
Registered User
(3/27/07 3:25 am)


Re: darkside
cool, thank you, decided to do it in photographs, like a fashion shoot. have a look at miwa yangai's fairytale photos (something to do :) )x

NekoHex
Registered User
(5/26/07 5:41 am)


Re: darkside
anyone here heard of Blue Girl?

phouka
Registered User
(5/27/07 12:11 pm)


Re: darkside
If you want more modern tales check out Tithe,Valiant,Ironside; all by Holly Black or anything else by Holly Black for that matter, or like Nekohex said try Blue Girl by Charles de Lint. Actually in Blue Girl one of the characters goes on this site to check out things on the dark side of faerie...

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