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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.
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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 demonstrates how they missed the Grimms' intention.
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Murphy, G. Ronald, 1938-
Owl, the raven & the dove.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99042770
(OCoLC)42027502
Named Person: Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Ronald Murphy
ISBN: 1423760611 9781423760610 9780198031123 0198031122 1602569614 9781602569614 1280473479 9781280473470 9780195136074 0195136071
OCLC Number: 65176557
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 189 p.) : ill.
Contents: One: The Roots of Spiritual Stories; two: Scholars and the Religious Spirit of the Tales; three: The Spirituality of Wilhelm Grimm; four: Hansel and Gretel; five: Little Red Riding Hood; six: Cinderella; seven: Snow White; eight: Sleeping Beauty; nine: Afterword; Appendix A: The Verses Marked by Wilhelm Grimm in His Greek New Testament; Appendix B: Little Red Riding Hood, 1st edition, 1812; Appendix C: Yggdrasil, the Cross, and the Christmas Tree; Select Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Owl, the raven, and the dove
Responsibility: G. Ronald Murphy.
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