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Synonyms for tale

an entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence

a noting of items one by one

a number or quantity obtained as a result of addition

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According to current research, Josipina Turnograjska was the earliest Slovenian woman fairy tale writer who wrote in this genre in the context of West European fairy tale writing.
The chapter investigates the choices and effects of mixing fairy tales with other narrative genres, thereby foregrounding the topic of generic complexity in fairytale films.
An explosion of live music, story-telling and general mischief, The Canterbury Tales production puts the audience at the heart of the action as patrons of the Tabard Inn - the starting point of the pilgrims' journey to Canterbury.
Unlike the happily ever after that readers can count on in English fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding Hood, Arabic fairy tales are slightly darker without the clear-cut romantic storyline.
The editors hope that the rich variety of articles on the fairy tale will stimulate further scholarly and readerly interest in the tale in general and in Hans Christian Andersen in particular.
This is a highly illustrated anthology of traditional fairy tales from the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen.
Nevertheless, the redactor of the Christ Church text does not in anyway suggest that it is not Chaucer's Ploughman's Tale and thus implicitly makes this Ploughman's voice Chaucer's own voice as well.
For instance, while it might explain why certain tales such as 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'Cinderella' have endured, it does not account for those that are popular in one period or culture but then fall from favour.
It is actually a literary tale, which has no traditional or oral roots in any country.
The RSC also make a big play on the sexual content or "sywving", from the bed-swapping farce of The Reeve's Tale, to the miller's love rival involving a female member of the audience in his song I have a Gentil Cock.
Ashliman's Handbook is a well-ordered analysis of the folk and fairy tale genre.
SHORT racing tale in fo8 h8 taken off PA on Saturday.
Vampyros Lesbos--Prolific Spanish horror filmmaker Jess Franco gives us this tale of Count Dracula's widow, Countess Carody, now working in a far-out strip club.
This is a fairy tale, so naturally, it takes place far, far away and Once Upon A Time.
When I attended Chabon's talk sponsored by Nextbook in Seattle, I knew I was watching a professional storyteller, known primarily for his award-winning short stories and novels, use a live performance to weave an entertaining tale about how writers use their imaginations to explore dark truths.