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In search of the swan maiden : a narrative on folklore and gender, Barbara Fass Leavy

Label
In search of the swan maiden : a narrative on folklore and gender
Title
In search of the swan maiden
Title remainder
a narrative on folklore and gender
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Fass Leavy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a study of the meaning of gender as framed by the swan maiden tale, a story found in the folklore of virtually every culture. The swan maiden is a supernatural woman forced to marry, keep house, and bear children for a mortal man who holds the key to her imprisonment. When she manages to regain this key, she escapes to the otherworld, never to return. These tales have most often been interpreted as depicting exogamous marriages, describing the girl from another tribe trapped in a world where she will always be the outsider. Barbara Fass Leavy believes that, in the societies in which the tale and its variants endured, woman was the other--the outsider trapped in a society that could never be her own. Leavy shows how the tale, though rarely explicitly recognized, is frequently replayed in modern literature. Beautifully written, this book reveals the myriad ways in which the folktales of a society reflect its cultural values, and particularly how folktales are allegories of gender relations. It will interest anyone involved in literary, gender, and cultural studies
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leavy, Barbara Fass
Dewey number
398.21
Index
index present
LC call number
GR75.S8
LC item number
L43 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swan maiden (Tale)
  • Swan maiden (Tale)
  • Women
  • Sex
  • Man-woman relationships
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Sex
  • Swan maiden (Tale)
  • Women
Label
In search of the swan maiden : a narrative on folklore and gender, Barbara Fass Leavy
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt9qg995
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-367) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Dangerous Adventure -- 2. Urvaśī and the Swan Maidens: The Runaway Wife -- 3. The Devil's Bride -- 4. The Animal Groom -- 5. Swan Maiden and Incubus -- 6. The Animal Bride -- 7. Orpheus's Quest -- 8. Etain's Two Husbands: The Swan Maiden's Choice
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585322308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45844078
  • (OCoLC)ocm45844078
Label
In search of the swan maiden : a narrative on folklore and gender, Barbara Fass Leavy
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt9qg995
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-367) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The Dangerous Adventure -- 2. Urvaśī and the Swan Maidens: The Runaway Wife -- 3. The Devil's Bride -- 4. The Animal Groom -- 5. Swan Maiden and Incubus -- 6. The Animal Bride -- 7. Orpheus's Quest -- 8. Etain's Two Husbands: The Swan Maiden's Choice
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585322308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45844078
  • (OCoLC)ocm45844078

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