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The Brothers Grimm : from enchanted forests to the modern world

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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. Jack Zipes, one of the more astute critics of fairy tales, explodes the romantic myth of the brothers as wandering scholars, who gathered "authentic" tales from the peasantry. Bringing to bear his own critical expertise as well as new biographical information, Zipes examines the interaction between the Grimms' lives and their work. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Named Person: Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Zipes
ISBN: 0312293801 9780312293802 1403960658 9781403960658
OCLC Number: 49698876
Description: xx, 331 pages : illustrations ; 21 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 immortality of Sleeping Beauty and storytelling --
10. The struggle for 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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