Fabulous Identities: Women's Fairy Tales in Seventeenth-Century France

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Fabulous Identities revises traditional interpretations of the fairy-tale vogue which was dominated by salon women in the last decade of the French seventeenth century. This study of women's tale narratives is set into an investigation of how aristocratic identity was transformed by political and social realignments forced by royal absolutism or ambitious materialism. Women's distinctive contributions to the genre are defined by drawing upon various texts that articulated the century's moral, cultural, and aesthetic values, ...

Fabulous Identities: Women's Fairy Tales in Seventeenth-Century France 1998, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042005228

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