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Terrors of Childhood in Grimms' Fairy Tales

Terrors of Childhood in Grimms' Fairy Tales

  • Author: Winfried G. Kudszus,Winfried Kudszus
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820456553
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 149
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Questioning culturally predetermined consolidations of childhood experience, this study focuses on memory and affect on the verge of linguistic formulation. Fairy tale plots frequently function as cover-ups of a deeply rooted violence that expresses itself through sensibilities of the skin and in presymbolically charged cataclysms. In a narrative border zone, early linguistic and psychic events reemerge with primordial force. Split into seemingly irreconcilable opposites, good and evil engage in warfare with each other; cannibalism and infanticide take hold of family life. Four tales are presented here as related in 1857 by the Brothers Grimm, along with new translations. Through in-depth readings of these intricately interpersonal texts, this inquiry explores a frightful silence.

Folk and Fairy Tales - Fourth Edition

Folk and Fairy Tales - Fourth Edition

  • Author: Martin Hallett,Barbara Karasek
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 155111898X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 416
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This anthology of folk and fairy tales brings together 52 stories from a range of historical and geographic traditions. Sections group tales together by theme or juxtapose variations of individual tales, inviting comparison and analysis across cultures and genres. An accessible section of critical selections provides a foundation for readers to analyze, debate, and interpret the tales for themselves. An expanded introduction by the editors looks at the history of folk and fairy tales and distinguishes between the genres, while revised introductions to individual sections provide more detailed history of particular tellers and tales, paying increased attention to the background and cultural origin of each tale. A selection of illustrations from editions of classic tales from the 19th to the 21st centuries is also included. This new edition includes a larger selection of critical articles, more modern and cross-cultural variations on classic tales, and an expanded discussion of illustrations.

Marvels & Tales

Marvels & Tales

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electronic journals
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Journal of fairy-tale studies.

Waking the World

Waking the World

Classic Tales of Women and the Heroic Feminine

  • Author: Allan B. Chinen
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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Perceptive commentary, notes on well-known myths, and case studies from the author's private therapy practice accompany a collection of classic folktales that reveal the complexity, duality, and meaning of femininity and femaleness.

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliographical literature
  • Page: 26
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Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

  • Author: Jacob Grimm
  • Publisher: Collector's Library
  • ISBN: 9781904633709
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 387
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A complete collection of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales includes "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "Rumpelstiltskin," and "The Elves and The Shoe Maker."

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann

Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann

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  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141198818
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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'It was a very momentous day, the day on which I was to be slaughtered' Bringing together tales of melancholy and madness, nightmare and fantasy, this is a new collection of the most haunting German stories from the past 200 years. Ranging from the Romantics of the early nineteenth century to works of contemporary fiction, it includes Hoffmann's hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity 'The Sandman'; Chamisso's influential black masterpiece 'Peter Schlemiel', where a man barters his own shadow; Kafka's chilling, disturbing satire 'In the Penal Colony'; the Dadaist surrealism of Kurt Schwitters' 'The Onion'; and Bachmann's modern fairy tale 'The Secrets of the Princess of Kagran'. Macabre, dreamlike and expressing deep unconscious fears, these stories are also spiked with unsettling humour, showing stylistic daring as well as giving insight into the darkest recesses of the human condition. Peter Wortsman's powerful translations are accompanied by brief overviews of the lives of each author, and an introduction discussing the notion of 'angst' and the stories' place in the context of German history. Translated, selected and edited with an introduction by Peter Wortsman

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

  • Author: Marina Warner
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191028770
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 176
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From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis, and feminism. Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over a long writing life, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Her book makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

  • Author: The Brothers Grimm
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1849894817
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 282
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The well-known Brothers Grimm are famous for writing the world's greatest fairy tales. This excellent collection has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and with easy navigation to your favourite tales is an excellent addition to any bookshelf.