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TALES OF WONDER author Jack Zipes featured at the Twin Cities Book Festival

When Oct 14, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Twin Cities Book Festival, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Historic Progress Center & Fine Arts buildings, 1265 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55108
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Zipes_Tales coverJack Zipes, author of Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards, will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. for the Local Author Morning Mingle. Books will be available for purchase from Magers & Quinn Booksellers.


A pictorial history of fairy-tale postcards from the late 1800s to the present, Tales of Wonder presents a fascinating look at how key scenes of fairy tales have been rendered over time, suggesting a rethinking and reliving of the tales through the years. Jack Zipes tells this intriguing history of the postcards as well as providing new perspectives on familiar stories.


"This highly illustrated volume offers a historic chapter in the cultural story of fairy tale as a shared symbolic system. Jack Zipes is the most learned and indefatigable historian and polemicist of fairy tale as a cultural phenomenon, and he has always been alert to the technologies of the stories' circulation.... The speaking pictures Jack Zipes has archived here will never be repeated in this form again, as the stories migrate and come to inhabit new vehicles, new technologies of enchantment." —Marina Warner, from the Foreword

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