In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, the artists who illustrated them, and much more.
Jack Zipes is Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles, most recently The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural & Social History of a Genre (2012), The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films (2011), and Grimm Legacies: The Magic Power of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales (2015). He has also translated and edited, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition (2014), and he is the editor of the 4-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature (OUP, 2006).