The Brothers Grimm : From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (2ND)

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The Brothers Grimm : From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (2ND)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 336 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780312293802
  • DDC分類 B

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Most of the fairy tales that we grew up with we know thanks to the Brothers Grimm. Jack Zipes, one of our surest guides through the world of fairy tales and their criticism, takes behind the romantics mythology of the wandering brothers. Bringing to bear his own critical expertise, as well as new biographical information, Zipes examines the interaction between the Grimms' lives and their work. He reveals the Grimms' personal struggle to overcome social prejudice and poverty, as well as their political efforts - as scholars and civil servant - toward unifying the German states. By deftly interweaving the social, political, and personal elements of the lives of the Brothers Grimm, Zipes rescues them from sentimental obscurity. No longer figures in fairy tale, the Brothers Grimm emerge as powerful creators, real men who established the fairy tale as one of our great literary institutions. Part biography, part critical assessment, part social history, the Brothers Grimm provides a complex and very real story about fairy tales and the modern world.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2002 Edition                        ix
Preface to the 1988 Edition xvii
Once There Were Two Brothers Named Grimm: A 1 (24)
Reintroduction
The Origins and Reception of the Tales 25 (40)
Exploring Historical Paths 65 (26)
From Odysseus to Tom Thumb and Other Cunning 91 (16)
Heroes: Speculations about the
Entrepreneurial Spirit
The German Obsession with Fairy Tales 107 (28)
Henri Pourrat and the Tradition of Perrault 135 (18)
and the Brothers Grimm
Recent Psychological Approaches with Some 153 (34)
Questions about the Abuse of Children
Semantic Shifts of Power in Folk and Fairy 187 (20)
Tales: Cinderella and the Consequences
Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale: The 207 (24)
Immortality of Sleeping Beauty and
Storytelling
The Struggle for the Grimms' Throne: The 231 (40)
Legacy of the Grimms' Tales in East and West
Germany since 1945
Notes 271 (26)
Bibliography 297 (26)
Index 323