Tales of Innocence and Experience: An Exploration

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This is a captivating exploration of the relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. Alive to the special sweetness of the relationship, Figes also explores the darker side of childhood. How in fairy tales such as "Snow White", "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" difficult emotions like jealousy and anger, fear of death and abandonment are evoked and transformed by the storyteller's art. It is at this point that the author evokes the fairy tale of her own privileged Berlin childhood which was ...

Tales of Innocence and Experience: An Exploration 2004, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747568490

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Tales of Innocence and Experience: An Exploration 2003, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780747560241

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