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The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales: Expanded Edition

Maria Tatar Maria Tatar

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Princeton University Pres
22 January 2019
Literary theory; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Religion & beliefs; Folklore, myths & legends
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. Through
By:   Maria Tatar
Preface by:   Maria Tatar
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   39
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780691182995
ISBN 10:   069118299X
Series:   Princeton Classics
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   22 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales: Expanded Edition

A clear, imaginative and fascinating illumination of the stories we thought we knew. --Los Angeles Times Book Review For scholars, students, and general readers, Tatar's book is a balanced, sensitive, and informative guide to the content and context of Grimms' fairy tales. --Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor Tatar takes detours into literary history here and into comparative anthropology there. What results is at once intelligently eclectic and refreshingly commonsensical, a thoughtful ramble through the dark childhood woods that haunt our adult dreams. --Carl Maves, San Francisco Chronicle The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales--related in language that is sharp, lively, and free of jargon--is delightful evidence that Grimm scholarship can give pleasure to the general reader. --Janet Adam Smith, New York Review of Books

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