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Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

Summary Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

N fairy tales discusses specific tales such as Briar Rose and The Juniper Tree and looks at wider themes of White Ladies Water Spirits Fairy Brides and many Seven Miles of Steel Thistles will be published in paperback and e book on 23rd April 201 Excellent introduction to fairy tales whether for a university course or personal enjoyment

Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Katherine Langrish

Usly in the spirit of scholars such as Katherine Briggs and Jacueline Simpson but always with a light and graceful touchIn her book for The Greystones Press Katherine explores fairy tales ballads and folk tales She reflects on the role of women i What an absolute treasure I have learnt so much about folkloreFairy Tales by reading this book Not to mention her citations at the end of every chapter so that you can go check out I highly recommend this if you want to get to the bones of Fairy Tails

Katherine Langrish À 6 Read

Adult non fiction folk and fairy talesKatherine Langrish’s blog of the same name began in 2009 and is now regularly visited by readers from the United States to Japan There she discusses folklore fairy tales and fantasy taking their study serio I've been a fan of Katherine Langrish's blog of the same name for a while now ever since I stumbled across it via a folkloric themed search on google uite by accident and found a veritable torrent of book suggestions and uotes it was a minefieldI saw that this book was being published and reuested that we stock a copy at work Langrish is infinitely readable and this book is accessible to both the casual reader and familiar fairytale enthusiasts or students alike She regularly posts on Seven Miles of Steel Thistles and as she explains in the introduction the content of this book is based on initial postings which she has reworked and expandedIt starts with a general introduction and simplified history of fairyfolk tales and a useful definition of legendfolkfairymyth which sets out how the different forms relate to one another and how they deal with often overlapping or similar content and subject matter yet each are distinct in their own rightLangrish explores the concepts of marriagerelations with the fae folk and the different story forms that these pairings take men stealing fairy brides and fairies who seduce or capture mortals often with disastrous results The importance of objects withing fairytales is discussed these can situate a tale in place and time yet also stress the universal element of the tales Objects in uestion are often domestic or personal therefore relatable to allThe role of women and girls is explored Langrish explains how the 'original' as far as any tale has an original format tales were far gritty and incorporated violence or sexuality in a way that was later censored by the Grimms as the stories became popular for children and were revisioned She also stresses the point that whilst we are hugely familiar with some of the 'Disney fied' tales where passivity and docility are viewed as preferred attributes In fact the majority of fairytales do not follow this pattern and often than not it is the females who are the active and ingenious characters battling against the odds and succeeding at all costs

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Seven Miles of Steel Thistles
  • Katherine Langrish
  • English
  • 11 September 2019
  • 9781911122043

4 thoughts on “Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

  1. says:

    I've been a fan of Katherine Langrish's blog of the same name for a while now ever since I stumbled across it via a folkloric themed search on google uite by accident and found a veritable torrent of book suggestions and uotes it was a minefieldI saw that this book was being published and reuested that we stock a copy at work Langrish is infinitely readable and this book is accessible to both the casual reader and familiar fairytale enthusiasts or students alike She regularly posts on Seven Miles of Steel Thistles and as she explains in the introduction the content of this book is based on initial postings which she has reworked and expandedIt starts with a general introduction and simplified history of fairyfolk tales and a useful definition of legendfolkfairymyth which sets out how the different forms relate to one another and how they deal with often overlapping or similar content and subject matter yet each are distinct in their own rightLangrish explores the concepts of marriagerelations with the fae folk and the different story forms that these pairings take men stealing fairy brides and fairies who seduce or capture mortals often with disastrous results The importance of objects withing fairytales is discussed these can situate a tale in place and time yet also stress the universal element of the tales Objects in uestion are often domestic or personal therefore relatable to allThe role of women and girls is explored Langrish explains how the 'original' as far as any tale has an original format tales were far gritty and incorporated violence or sexuality in a way that was later censored by the Grimms as the stories became popular for children and were revisioned She also stresses the point that whilst we are hugely familiar with some of the 'Disney fied' tales where passivity and docility are viewed as preferred attributes In fact the majority of fairytales do not follow this pattern and often than not it is the females who are the active and ingenious characters battling against the odds and succeeding at all costs

  2. says:

    What an absolute treasure I have learnt so much about folkloreFairy Tales by reading this book Not to mention her citations at the end of every chapter so that you can go check out I highly recommend this if you want to get to the bones of Fairy Tails

  3. says:

    Excellent introduction to fairy tales whether for a university course or personal enjoyment

  4. says:

    I really liked the blog when I discovered it but I think I was a tiny bit disappointed by the book I guess I expected it to feel a bit deeper and put together but it kind of read just like a series of blog posts So individually they are nice to read and engaging but the book doesn't really hold together as a complete entity I didn't feel and also sometimes I wasn't totally sure what the thesis was of certain essay'sthey were kind of just musingsbut maybe that's OK

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