In this major work by the distinguished Swiss folklorist Max LA1/4thi, the traditional fairytale is examined from two related points of view, that of aesthetics and that of anthropology. LA1/4thi shows that fairytales are more than just a pleasing form; they present a particular way of looking at the world and at human existence. Thus, they must be evaluated in terms of what they say about man and the human condition.
This exemplary study will be read with enjoyment and profit not only by the literary scholar and folklore professional but by any reader who has ever delighted in fairytales.
Series: Folklore Studies in Translation
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 22nd February 1987
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.44
Weight (kg): 0.37