A signed copy of Jack Zipes' latest book The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales arrived in my letter box this morning. As you can see I have a fair collection of his work already. Very happy to have another to add to my bookshelf.
Heidi of the wonderful Surlalune website comments that "Jack Zipes is currently the most prolific editor and author in fairy tale and folklore studies".
and from Five, an interview discussing Fairy Tales and Zipes' top 5 books informing his view on the relevance of Fairytales.
Jack Zipes is Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at
the University of Minnesota and is very happily retired from the
corporate university. He was the co-founder of New German Critique, a journal of interdisciplinary studies and was editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales, The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature and The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Children’s Literature.
He was also the founder of Neighborhood Bridges, a
storytelling/creative drama programme in the elementary schools of the
Twin Cities and is the editor of the Princeton University Press series, Oddly Modern Fairy Tales.