Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Contemporary Mythology and Literary Fairy-tales

For the Interrelationship of Folk and Literary Fairy Tales

Solomon Tabutsadze
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • Folk,
  • Genre,
  • Composition


In the modern era, fairy tales are rarely found in the sacred form or in the form of traditional fairy tale-type narrative, because the literary tale borrows the experience of other genres - novel, drama and poetry and thus enriches its ideological and poetic arsenal. Here we meet the works of the adventure and detective genres, elements of science fiction and parody literature, which made this genre a multi-layered artistic event.

Modern literary fairy tale as a genre is a mixture of storytelling styles, types and fantastic literature, which givesrise to a complex semantic version of the work, and this allows the author’s ideas to be interpreted at different levels.