The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Princeton University Press, 2003 - 325 עמודים

Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker side of classic fairy tales figures as the subject matter for this intriguing study of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's Nursery and Household Tales. This updated and expanded second edition includes a new preface and an appendix containing new translations of six tales, along with commentary by Maria Tatar. Throughout the book, Tatar skillfully 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 worldwide best-selling book. Few studies have been written in English on these tales, and none has probed their allegedly happy endings so thoroughly.

 

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This is a great book for any one interested in the psychology of fairy tales. Putting aside the subject matter, this book was just absurdly well written. Maria Tatar, evil genius. קרא סקירה מלאה

The hard facts of the Grimms' fairy tales

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Tatar brings into focus both familiar and not-so-familiar fairy tales as she by highlighting a number of important areas: the genesis and editorial history of the tales as they evolved from folk ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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SEX AND VIOLENCE The Hard Core of Fairy Tales
3
FACT AND FANTASY The Art of Reading Fairy Tales
39
VICTIMS AND SEEKERS The Family Romance of Fairy Tales
58
BORN YESTERDAY The Spear Side
85
SPINNING TALES The Distaff Side
106
FROM NAGS TO WITCHES Stepmothers and Other Ogres
137
TAMING THE BEAST Bluebeard and Other Monsters
156
Gettlng Even
179
Selected Tales from the First Edition of the Nursery and Household Tales
243
Prefaces to the First and Second Editions of the Nursery and Household Tales
251
Engl1sh Titles Tale Numbers and German Titles of Stories Cited
271
Bibliographical Note
275
NOTES
279
GENERAL INDEX
320
INDEX OF TALES
323
זכויות יוצרים

Six Fairy Tales from the Nursery and Household Tales with Commentary
195

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מידע על המחבר (2003)

Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She is the author of Annotated Classic Fairy Tales (W. W. Norton), Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood, and Lustmord: Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany (both Princeton).

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