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The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

  • Author: Maria Tatar,Professor Maria Tatar
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691114699
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 325
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Throughout the book, Tatar employs the tools not only of a psychoanalyst but also of a folklorist, literary critic, and historian to examine the harsher aspects of these stories. She presents new interpretations of the powerful stories in this book. Few studies have been written in English on these tales, and none has probed their allegedly happy endings so thoroughly."--BOOK JACKET.

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

Expanded Edition

  • Author: Maria Tatar
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 069118299X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 376
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Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker side of classic fairy tales is the subject of this groundbreaking and intriguing study of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s Nursery and Household Tales. This expanded edition includes a new preface and an appendix featuring translations of six tales with commentary by Maria Tatar. Throughout the book, Tatar draws on the disciplinary tools of psychoanalysis and folklore while also providing historical context to explore the harsher aspects of these stories, presenting new interpretations of tales that engage in a kind of cultural repetition compulsion. No other book so thoroughly challenges us to rethink the happily-ever-after of these classic stories.

Grimm's Grimmest

Grimm's Grimmest

  • Author: Wilhelm Grimm
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 142
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A collection of nineteen of the darkest stories from the Grimm collection of German fairy tales, containing elements that have frequently been removed in other versions.

Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms' Fairy Tales

Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms' Fairy Tales

  • Author: Ann Schmiesing
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 0814338429
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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Although dozens of disabled characters appear in the Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales, the issue of disability in their collection has remained largely unexplored by scholars. In Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, author Ann Schmiesing analyzes various representations of disability in the tales and also shows how the Grimms’ editing (or “prostheticizing”) of their tales over seven editions significantly influenced portrayals of disability and related manifestations of physical difference, both in many individual tales and in the collection overall. Schmiesing begins by exploring instabilities in the Grimms’ conception of the fairy tale as a healthy and robust genre that has nevertheless been damaged and needs to be restored to its organic state. In chapter 2, she extends this argument by examining tales such as “The Three Army Surgeons” and “Brother Lustig” that problematize, against the backdrop of war, characters’ efforts to restore wholeness to the impaired or diseased body. She goes on in chapter 3 to study the gendering of disability in the Grimms’ tales with particular emphasis on the Grimms’ editing of “The Maiden Without Hands” and “The Frog King or Iron Henry.” In chapter 4, Schmiesing considers contradictions in portrayals of characters such as Hans My Hedgehog and the Donkey as both cripple and “supercripple”—a figure who miraculously “overcomes” his disability and triumphs despite social stigma. Schmiesing examines in chapter 5 tales in which no magical erasure of disability occurs, but in which protagonists are depicted figuratively “overcoming” disability by means of other personal abilities or traits. The Grimms described the fairy tale using metaphors of able-bodiedness and wholeness and espoused a Romantic view of their editorial process as organic restoration. Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales shows, however, the extent to which the Grimms’ personal experience of disability and illness impacted the tales and reveals the many disability-related amendments that exist within them. Readers interested in fairy-tales studies and disability studies will appreciate this careful reading of the Grimms’ tales.

Secrets Beyond the Door

Secrets Beyond the Door

The Story of Bluebeard and His Wives

  • Author: Maria Tatar
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691117072
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 247
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Maria Tatar analyses the many forms the tale of Bluebeard's wife has taken over time, showing how artists have taken the Bluebeard theme and revived it with their own signature twists.

In the Company of Strangers

In the Company of Strangers

Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

  • Author: Barry McCrea
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231527330
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds—a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

  • Author: Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
  • Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics
  • ISBN: 1937994317
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 752
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Presents a collection of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, including "Snow-White and Rose-Red," "Rapunzel," and "King Thrushbeard."

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101601035
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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The acclaimed retelling of the world’s best-loved fairy tales by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass and The Book of Dust—now in paperback, and with 3 new tales! Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Rapunzel,” and “Hansel and Gretel” have become deeply woven into the Western imagination. Now Philip Pullman, the New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm. Here are Pullman’s fifty favorites—a wide-ranging selection that includes the most popular stories as well as lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves,” “Godfather Death,” and “The Girl with No Hands”—alongside his personal commentaries on each story’s sources, variations, and everlasting appeal. Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, Pullman’s beguiling retellings will cast a spell on readers of all ages. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Rusalka

Rusalka

A Performance Guide with Translations and Pronunciation

  • Author: Timothy Cheek
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0810883058
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 275
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This book serves as an aid to anyone seeking to perform and gain a deeper understanding of this multi-layered opera, which so trenchantly asks what it means to be human, to love, and to be loved in return.

The Wild Girl

The Wild Girl

  • Author: Kate Forsyth
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • ISBN: 0749013982
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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The Brothers Grimm left one tale untold . . . Once there were six sisters. The pretty one, the musical one, the clever one, the helpful one, the young one . . . And then there was the Wild one. Dortchen Wild has loved Wilhelm Grimm since she was twelve years old. Under the forbidding shadow of her father and the tyranny of Napoléon’s army, the pair meet secretly to piece together a magical fairy tale collection. The story behind the stories of the Brothers Grimm.