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The Brothers Grimm : from enchanted forests to the modern world

Author: Jack David Zipes
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed., [2002 ed.]View all editions and formats
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Most of the fairy tales that we grew up with we know thanks to the Brothers Grimm. No longer figures in fairy tale, the Brothers Grimm emerge as powerful creators, real men who established the fairy  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack David Zipes
ISBN: 1403960658 0312293801 9781403960658 9780312293802
OCLC Number: 123157576
Description: xx, 331 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the 2002 edition --
Preface to the 1988 edition --
1. Once there were two brothers named Grimm: a reintroduction --
2. The origins and reception of the tales --
3. Exploring historical paths --
4. From Odysseus to Tom Thumb and other cunning heroes: speculations about the entrepreneurial spirit --
5. The german obsession with fairy tales --
6. Henri Pourrat and the tradition of Perrault and the Brothers Grimm --
7. Recent psychological approaches with some questions about the abuse of children --
8. Semantic shifts of power in folk and fairy tales: Cinderella and the consequences --
9. Fairy tale as myth / myth as fairy tale: the immorality of Sleeping Beauty and storytelling --
10. The struggle of the Grimms' throne: the legacy of the Grimm's tales in East and West Germany since 1945 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jack Zipes.
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