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The reception of Grimms' fairy tales : responses, reactions, revisions

Author: Donald Haase; Mary Primeau; Wayne State University. Press,
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [1993] ©1993
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
"As a book, Grimms' Fairy Tales has been with us less than two hundred years, yet it is recognized as one of the most widely known tomes in the world. Explanations for the book's popularity and longevity have typically been one-dimensional generalizations about a universal quality residing within the tales themselves. The tales endure, we are told, because they are timeless, true, or good." "The Reception of Grimms'
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Fairy tales
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Named Person: Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Grimm, (frères).
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Haase; Mary Primeau; Wayne State University. Press,
OCLC Number: 1285740616
Notes: "Manufactured in the United States of America ; Designer: Mary Primeau"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (347 pages : illustrations)
Contents: The Brothers Grimm as collectors and editors of German folktales / Siegfried Neumann --
Heinrich Prohle : a successor to the Brothers Grimm / Ines Kohler-Zulch --
The spoken and the read : German popular stories and English popular diction / Brian Alderson --
The publishing history of Grimms' tales : reception at the cash register / Ruth B. Bottigheimer --
Trivial pursuit? Women deconstructing the Grimmian model in the Kaffeterkreis / Shawn Jarvis --
Little Brier Rose : young Nietzsche's sleeping beauty poem as legend and swan song / Richard Perkins --
Fairy-tale allusions in modern German aphorisms / Wolfgang Mieder --
The struggle for the Grimms' throne : the legacy of the Grimms' tales in the FRG and GDR since 1945 / Jack Zipes --
Wilhelm Grimm/Maurice Sendak : dear Mili and the literary culture of childhood / Maria Tatar --
Response and responsibility in reading Grimms' fairy tales / Donald Haase --
Once upon a time today : Grimm tales for contemporary performers / Kay F. Stone --
Personal reflections on the scholarly reception of Grimms' tales in France / Jacques Barchilon --
The Brothers Grimm and sister Jane / Jane Yolen --
Grimms' remembered / Margaret Atwood --
"Cut it down, and you will find something at the roots" / Trina Schart Hyman --
Ashputtle : or, the mother's ghost / Angela Carter.
Responsibility: edited by Donald Haase.

Abstract:

"As a book, Grimms' Fairy Tales has been with us less than two hundred years, yet it is recognized as one of the most widely known tomes in the world. Explanations for the book's popularity and longevity have typically been one-dimensional generalizations about a universal quality residing within the tales themselves. The tales endure, we are told, because they are timeless, true, or good." "The Reception of Grimms' Fairy Tales rejects the notion that Grimms' tales have enjoyed continued success because of their "ageless magic." Instead this volume explores the historical, cultural, and personal factors that have caused the tales to elicit, from their original publication to the present, extremely diverse responses, reactions, and revisions." "The history of the tales' reception goes far beyond the simple success story of a good book that has been widely accepted because of its moral and aesthetic appeal. Those who encounter the stories - scholars, translators, editors, readers, writers, storytellers, or artists - have interpreted the stories from their own perspectives and for their own purposes. The reception, then, reflects a dynamic process involving the acceptance, rejection, transformation, and revision of a protean book of stories." "This illustrated volume brings together premier scholars of the fairy tale, including Ruth B. Bottigheimer, Maria Tatar, and Jack Zipes, with acclaimed creative writers such as Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Jane Yolen, and award-winning artist Trina Schart Hyman. Ranging from scholarly essay to personal memoir and fictional recreation, their work embodies the diverse responses that readers have had to Grimms' fairy tales."

"The essays address the reception of the Grimms' texts by their readers; the dynamics between Grimms' collection and its earliest audiences; and aspects of the literary, philosophical, creative, and oral reception of the tales, illuminating how writers, philosophers, artists, and storytellers have responded to, reacted to, and revised the stories, thus shedding light on the ways in which past and contemporary transmitters of culture have understood and passed on the Grimms' tales"--

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