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Scholar denies oral roots of fairy tales | Books | guardian.co.uk
"It has been said so often that the folk invented and disseminated fairy tales that this assumption has become an unquestioned proposition. It may therefore surprise readers that folk invention and transmission of fairy tales has no basis in verifiable fact," she writes in her new book, Fairy Tales: A New History.
literature  history  criticism  fairy-tale  story-telling  oral  16c  culture  writing 
may 2009 by tsuomela

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