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The Frog King: Occidental Fairy Tales, Fables and Anecdotes of Animals, Sax, Boria
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Author Name:    Sax, Boria

Title:   The Frog King: Occidental Fairy Tales, Fables and Anecdotes of Animals

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    University Publishing Association 

ISBN Number:   0944473016 / 9780944473016

Seller ID:   ING9780944473016

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In this illuminating discussion of the role of animals in Western thought, the author shows, through his analysis of folklore, popular ideas, and natural history, that man's traditional fascination with animals is more than it appears. Professor Sax asserts that "animals put us in touch with modes of perception that are prior to culture. Encounters with animals compel us to question what it means to be human." After summarizing recent research on the bonds between animals and people, the author discusses the two major traditions of animal tales in Western culture, fables and fairy tales. Also discussed is what role specific animals, such as the beaver, stag, and elephant, have played in Western thought.



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