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The owl, the raven & the dove : the religious meaning of the Grimms' magic fairy tales

Author: G Ronald Murphy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The fairy tales collected by the brothers Grimm are among the best known and most widely read stories in Western literature. In this book, Ronald Murphy draws on a wealth of sources to explore the origins and underlying meanings of these universally loved tales." "Murphy traces five of the best known tales (Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty) back to their sources  Read more...
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Named Person: Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Ronald Murphy
ISBN: 0195136071 9780195136074 9780195151695 0195151690
OCLC Number: 42027502
Description: xi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Roots of Spiritual Stories --
2. Scholars and the Religious Spirit of the Tales --
3. Spirituality of Wilhelm Grimm --
4. Hansel and Gretel --
5. Little Red Riding Hood --
6. Cinderella --
7. Snow White --
8. Sleeping Beauty --
9. Afterword --
App. A. Verses Marked by Wilhelm Grimm in His Greek New Testament --
App. B. Little Red Riding Hood, 1st edition, 1812 --
App. C. Yggdrasil, the Cross, and the Christmas Tree.
Other Titles: Owl, the raven, and the dove
Responsibility: G. Ronald Murphy.
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This study takes five of the Grimm brothers' best-known tales and argues that the Grimms saw them as Christian fables. The author examines the arguments of previous interpreters of the tales, and  Read more...

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perhaps the best service this admirable book can do is to send us back to the stories themselves. Many of them are unread, or known only by courtesy of Walt Disney. As Ronald Murphy makes clear, Read more...

 
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