The Resource Fairy-tale science : monstrous generation in the tales of Straparola and Basile, Suzanne Magnanini, (electronic resource)

Fairy-tale science : monstrous generation in the tales of Straparola and Basile, Suzanne Magnanini, (electronic resource)

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Fairy-tale science : monstrous generation in the tales of Straparola and Basile
Title
Fairy-tale science
Title remainder
monstrous generation in the tales of Straparola and Basile
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Magnanini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In Fairy-Tale Science Suzanne Magnanini explores the birth and evolution of the literary fairy tale in the context of early modern discourses on the monstrous. She demonstrates how both the normative literary theories of the Italian intellectual establishment and the emerging New Science limited the genre's success on its native soil. Natural philosophers, physicians, and clergymen positioned the fairy tale in opposition to science, fixing it as a negative pole in a binary system, one which came to define both a new type of scientific inquiry and the nascent literary genre. Magnanini also suggests that, by identifying their literary production with the monstrous and the feminine, Straparola and Basile contributed to the marginalization of the new genre." "A wide-ranging yet carefully crafted study, Fairy-Tale Science investigates the complex interplay between scientific discourse and an emerging literary genre, and expands our understanding of the early modern European imagination."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CNCGM
Dewey number
398.20945/0903
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some text in Italian
LC call number
PQ4165
LC item number
.M34 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
Label
Fairy-tale science : monstrous generation in the tales of Straparola and Basile, Suzanne Magnanini, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-213) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Science Fictions -- 1. Facts and Favole -- 2. Wonder Tales in the Age of the Marvellous -- 3. 'Con l'uno e l'altro sesso': Gender, Genre, and Monstrosity in Straparola's Frame Tale -- 4. 'Per far vere le favole': Manipulating Maternal Desire in Basile's Frame Tale -- 5. Bestiality and Interclass Marriage in Straparola's 'Il re porco' -- 6. Foils and Fakes: Manufactured Monsters and the Dragon-Slayer -- 7. Fertile Flatulence: Monstrous Paternity in Basile's 'Viola'
Control code
000051566754
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 221 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802097545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.)
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22573/ctt5908n
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.b27367113
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)635459101
  • jstor1442688084
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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