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The hard facts of the Grimms' fairy tales

Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses how the Grimms censored fairly tales, examines the violence and cruelty found in the stories, and suggests an approach to interpreting them.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Wilhelm Karl Grimm; Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Tatar
ISBN: 0691067228 9780691067223 0691014876 9780691014876
OCLC Number: 16130443
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Sex and violence : the hard core of fairy tales --
Fact and fantasy : the art of reading fairy tales --
Victims and seekers : the family romance of fairy tales --
Born yesterday : the spear side --
Spinning tales : the distaff side --
From nags to witches : stepmothers and other ogres --
Taming the beast : Bluebeard and other monsters --
Selected tales from the first edition of the Nursery and Household Tales.
Responsibility: Maria Tatar.
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Discusses how the Grimms censored fairly tales, examines the violence and cruelty found in the stories, and suggests an approach to interpreting them.

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A clear, imaginative and fascinating illumination of the stories we thought we knew. "A clear, imaginative and fascinating illumination of the stories we thought we knew."--"Los Angeles Times Book Read more...

 
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